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Arewa Group Calls For Arrest Of Saraki, AbdulFatai Over Missing N11.9bn In Kwara

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By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna

Group under the aegies of Arewa Solidarity Group (ASG), has called for the arrest of the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the immediate past Governor of Kwara state, AbdulFatai Ahmed over the missing of N11.9bn in the state.

The public funds were said to have been carted away from the treasury of Kwara State between 2011 and 2019 when AbdulFatai Ahmed was the governor of the state.

The leader of the group, Isa Ahmed, while addressing a press conference in Kaduna on Friday said that Saraki being the political god father of the immediate past governor, AbdulFatai Ahmed should be arrested for interrogation.

The group said that investigation has revealed that the said funds were not tied to
any project or programme.

According to the leader of the group, while speaking, he alleged that the funds must have been diverted for personal use at the expense of the state.

” This is the reason why we are calling on EFCC and other relevants agencies to invite the duo of Saraki and AbdulFatai to give answers to the missing of such huge amount of money that would have gone a long way in helping the state in some aspect of governance,” the group explained.

However, the missing funds came to the notice of the public after a forensic audit report was carried out under the present administration in Kwara state.

“The audit report also showed that N2bn cash withdrawals that was not tied to any project or official expenditure got missing within eight days in February 2019, barely one month to the general election, amidst other mind-boggling revelations of alleged maladministration within the period,” the group explained.

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