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EFCC sets to arraign ex-Kwara governor over alleged N10bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign the immediate-past governor of Kwara State, Abdulfattah Ahmed before the Federal High Court in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, for alleged N10bn fraud.

Ahmed, who allegedly chartered private jets with the sum of N1,610,730,500.00 meant for the security and running cost of the Government of Kwara will be arraigned today. 

He will be facing 12 counts.

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In one of the counts, the EFCC accused Ahmed of fraudulent conversion of N400m of a N1bn short-term loan obtained by the Kwara State Government from Ecobank Nigeria Limited, meant for the completion of ongoing projects in the state.

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The EFCC said, “Ahmed (while being the Governor of Kwara State) between 2015 and 2019 in Ilorin within the jurisdiction of this honourable court used an aggregate sum of N1,610,730,500, property of Kwara State Government, meant for the security and running cost of the Government of Kwara State, to charter private jets through Travel Messengers Limited on different occasions for your local travels and which sum you reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of your unlawful act, to wit: criminal breach of trust or theft.”


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