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Governor Ahmed accused of supporting Thugs

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed

Kwara state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has denied supporting political thug. According to the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dr Muyideen Akorede, the Governor described police’s allegations as false. “Neither has he at any time funded or provided arms to any individual or group in the state or anywhere in the country”.

The governor said that while the state government had empowered several youth groups under its Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) scheme, neither he nor the state government could be held liable for how beneficiaries utilize the credit.“To set the records straight, the Kwara State Government has a well-known empowerment scheme under the Small And Medium Enterprises platform which is used to move women and youths groups into entrepreneurship.
The statement came shortly after Senate President Bukola Saraki was invited by the Nigeria Police force also in connection with the bank robbery.

However, Mr. Jimoh Moshood the force spokesperson, had on Sunday, said five of the suspects in the April 5, Offa bank robbery who confessed to the crime had claimed that they were political thugs and were sponsored with firearms, money and operational vehicles by the Senate President and Governor Ahmed.

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