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Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has
denied police allegations indicting him in the Offa
bank robbery saga, saying he has never
sponsored, funded or supported political
thuggery.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media
and Communication, Muyideen Akorede, this evening, the Governor
described the allegations as false and baseless. The statement in
part reads

“Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed denies the
allegations of supporting political thuggery or any other
acts of criminality as alleged by the Nigeria Police or the
suspects allegedly arrested in connection with the tragic
Offa robbery. Neither has he at any time funded or provided
arms to any individual or group in the state or anywhere in
the country.
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. Consequently, several youth and women
groups have benefitted from the scheme to date. However,
at no point did the Kwara State government directly provide
funds to any group known as Good Boys for any purpose.
“Similarly, if any of the beneficiaries chose to use the SME
credit secured from the government to purchase a vehicle
which was then alleged to have been used for an act of
criminality, the Kwara State Governor and indeed the state
government cannot be held liable for such actions since
neither had prior knowledge of such intentions on
beneficiaries’ part,” the statement said.

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