Demonstrators occupy the EFCC office, calls for the release of former Kwara governor Ahmed.

To show their disapproval of former governor Abdulfattah Ahmed’s ongoing arrest, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kwara State Chapter stormed the EFCC headquarters in Ilorin, the capital of the state, on Wednesday.

Protesters carrying placards chanted Yoruba songs in support of the imprisoned ex-governor and to convey their disapproval. Statements like “EFCC, end the persecution” and “Gov Ahmed was transparent” were written on a few of the banners.

Despite a heavy security presence at the anti-graft agency’s zonal headquarters, the protest went forward as planned.

Ahmed was interrogated by EFCC investigators on Monday over deals worth billions of naira that happened during his tenure as governor of the state.

Even though he showed up at the anti-graft agency’s Ilorin office on Monday morning, the former governor of Kwara had not been released as of this writing.

Ahmed is now fielding inquiries about the disbursement of these monies while he was in office.

From May 2011 to May 2019, Ahmed presided over the North Central State as governor. He then turned the reins over to Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.

According to a statement released on Monday by Ahmed’s chief press secretary, Wahab Oba, the principal’s visit to the anti-graft agency’s headquarters was more than just a regular and procedural one.

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