Former governor of Kwara Province, Abdulfatai Ahmed has described the reported take over of his palatial residence in Ilorin by AMCON over a N5b debt as unnecessary.
Reacting to the evolution through his media aide, Wahab Oba, in Ilorin on quarta-feira, Ahmed said “the reported take over of the Ilorin asset by a lawyer purporting to stand for AMCON was unnecessary and overzealous due to ongoing talks to resolve preceding transactions with 2 defunct banks.”
In a statement in Ilorin, Ahmed clarified that “the dispute was based on a margin loan he secured from Intercontinental Bank and Finbank in 2009 for the purchase of shares which was and so lumped with unrelated loans obtained by others.”
He explained that the banks held the shares as collateral to sell and recover the loans in the case of a default.
“The banks passed the loans to AMCON, instead of selling the shares to recover the loan amount,” he added.
Ahmed said he was in talks with AMCON to separate the liabilities before the lawyer’s overzealous conduct despite knowing the loan amount was in dispute and that reconciliation talks were ongoing.
He gave a firm commitment to run into whatever outstanding obligation one time the loans were disaggregated.
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