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Court grants ex-Kwara Gov. Ahmed bail over alleged fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State has granted former Governor of the state, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, bail.

Ahmed was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged fraudulent transactions.

The alleged fraud, said to involve billions of naira, took place during his tenure as governor of Kwara State

Also, the anti-graft agency accused the former governor of chartering private jets with the sum of N1,610,730,500.00 meant for the security and running cost of the government of the state.

However, Justice Evelyn Anyadike gave eight bail conditions for the former governor’s release.

The bail conditions are that he should deposit NN50 million with the court and produce a surety that has landed properties in Ilorin, among others.

He is expected to be kept in the custody of the EFCC until those bail conditions are perfected.

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The prosecutor’s lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), disclosed that the court merely granted Ahmed’s bail request with eight conditions”.

On his part, the defendant’s counsel, Kehinde Eleja (SAN), lamenting the poor treatment of his client, said the former governor’s prosecution is at the discretion of the court.

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