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Court seizes ex-Kwara Gov Ahmed’s Passport, grants N50m bail among other conditions

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The Federal High Court in Ilorin has granted ex-governor of Kwara State Abdulfattah Ahmed bail in the sum of ₦50,000,000 with two sureties with landed properties in Ilorin, the state capital.

The former governor is to submit his international passport to the court, among other conditions.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned the former governor following his invitation by the anti-graft agency for questioning on Monday.

Journalists were, however, stopped from covering the arraignment of Ahmed as they were denied entry into the court.

The anti-graft agency took the ex-governor on Monday, where he was being questioned over transactions running into billions of naira during his time as governor of the state.

Ahmed was governor of Kwara State between May 2011 and May 2019.

In May 2021, former governor Ahmed was once quizzed by a crack team of operatives at the EFCC headquarters in the Jabi area of Abuja, the nation’s capital, in connection with the alleged diversion of funds to the tune of about N9 billion from the purse of the Kwara State Government.

The money was allegedly diverted during his government and when he served as the Commissioner for Finance in the administration of former Governor Bukola Saraki.

 

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