Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has denied police allegations indicting him within the Offa bank robbery saga, saying he has by no means sponsored, funded or supported political thuggery.
In a press release issued by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Communication, Muyideen Akorede, this night, the Governor described the allegations as false and baseless. The assertion partially reads
“Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed denies the allegations of supporting political thuggery or another acts of criminality as alleged by the Nigeria Police or the suspects allegedly arrested in reference to the tragic Offa robbery. Neither has he at any time funded or offered arms to any particular person or group within the state or wherever within the nation.
To set the information straight, the Kwara State Authorities has a well known empowerment scheme beneath the Small And Medium Enterprises platform which is used to maneuver ladies and youths teams into entrepreneurship. Consequently, a number of youth and ladies teams have benefitted from the scheme thus far. Nevertheless, at no level did the Kwara State authorities instantly present funds to any group referred to as Good Boys for any function.
“Equally, if any of the beneficiaries selected to make use of the SME credit score secured from the federal government to buy a automobile which was then alleged to have been used for an act of criminality, the Kwara State Governor and certainly the state authorities can’t be held answerable for such actions since neither had prior data of such intentions on beneficiaries’ half,” the assertion stated.