Kwara ex-Speaker speaks on ‘involvement’ in 5bn fraud

The Immediate past Speaker of Kwara House of Assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad, has absolved the state’s 8th Assembly of alleged N5 billion fraud levelled against the lawmakers by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had uncovered how 24 ex-lawmakers of Kwara House of Assembly, former Commissioner for Finance, Ademola Banu and some companies allegedly swindled the state of about N5 billion.

But the ex-Speaker denied his involvement in in a statement made available to newsmen in llorin on Tuesday.

He said he did not conspire with other lawmakers to swindle alleged N5billion.

The statement read: “The 8th Kwara State of House of Assembly or myself did not conspire with anyone to swindle N5 billion or any other amount…



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