On Wednesday, protests broke out at the EFCC’s Ilorin Zonal Command office in response to Abdulfatah Ahmed’s continuing arrest as a former governor of Kwara State.

Wednesday was the third day of Ahmed’s incarceration at the EFCC Ilorin headquarters.

Ahmed is reportedly being interrogated about allegations of financial mismanagement while serving as governor of Kwara State, according to MISMOB

Protests by Ahmed’s followers on Wednesday began early in the morning and ended at approximately 12:23 pm when an officer from the EFCC, Micheal Nzekwe, spoke to the crowd.

Former governor Abdulfatah’s supporters and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) marched in solidarity while carrying signs reading “Opposition can’t be silenced,” “EFCC not Department in APC,” “Governor Abdulfatah Was Transparent,” and “Maigida will not Join APC no Matter The Persecution,” among other things.

Olusegun Olushola Adewara, the state spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), spoke for the demonstrators when he denounced the former governor’s ongoing arrest and demanded that he face charges in court if proven guilty.

Even if he does have questions to answer, he claims there is no legal basis to hold him for more than 48 hours.

According to Adewara, the current administration is trying to coerce Ahmed into joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking to the demonstrators, Nzekwe, an officer from the EFCC, stated that while protests are legal in Nigeria, they must be carried out in a peaceful manner.

As far as he was concerned, the agency was following the rule of law and responding to citizens’ very strong and serious requests.

He further claimed that the ex-governor was collaborating with the operatives and that appropriate measures will be taken once the anti-graft agency’s inquiry was concluded.

The EFCC spokesman went on to say that Ahmed’s personal doctor and lawyer have both been allowed to continue seeing him unimpeded, and that the Commission will not act illegally.

In addition, he revealed that the ex-governor had not yet fulfilled the bail requirements that were imposed on him.

to a later time, a contingent of officers arrived to the Commission’s headquarters in two pickup trucks to ensure compliance with the law.

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