Former Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has reportedly been arrested by Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
According to Channels Television, the former governor is being questioned by a crack team of operatives at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja.
Abdulfatah was said to have arrived at the EFCC headquarters at about 10am on Monday, in response to the invitation sent to him by the agency.
Following his arrival at the anti graft agency’s office, Mr Ahmed was reportedly taken to the interrogation room where he spent seven hours, writing statements.
Sources told Channels that his arrest was in connection with how funds to the tune of about N9 billion were allegedly diverted from the coffers of the Kwara State government. The money was allegedly diverted during Mr Ahmed’s tenure as governor of the state and when he served as the Commissioner for Finance in the administration of former Governor Bukola Saraki.
Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwojaren, confirmed to Channels that the former governor responded to the Commission’s invitation.