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Ex-Gov. Ahmed to be charge to court soon– EFCC



The Ilorin zonal commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Michael Nzekwe, on Wednesday said the former governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, was yet to meet with the bail conditions which necessitates his continued detention.

Nzekwe said that, “We’re following the rule of law in keeping him. The former governor would be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded. We’re wrapping up.”

He spoke in Ilorin while addressing members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who stormed the agency’s office in protest against the detention of the former governor.

ROYAL NEWS reports that protesters, who carried placards with various messages to express frustration and anger over the continued detention of Ahmed, said that he was being detained for more than 48 hours without being charged in court.

Led by the state publicity secretary of the PDP, Olusegun Adewara, the people also accused the antigraft agency of being used by the All Progressives Congress-led government to coerce the former governor to join the ruling APC.

While addressing the protesters, Nzekwe said: “Once we wrap up, the law would take its course. The antigraft agency, being a creation of law, would not go contrary to law. Everything we’ve done is within the ambit of the law. The former governor is cooperating with us and we’re making good progress following rules of law.

“As I speak, he’s with his lawyer SAN, he attends to everyone who comes to see him, he has a doctor who has attended to him. He eats what he wants to eat. I urge us to allow law take its course. We’re not partisan nor prompted by anybody. This body is solely sponsored by the federal government.”

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