Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested serving Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, the commission announced Monday evening.
Idris was arrested on Monday in connection “with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira only),” according to the statement by EFCC’s spokesperson posted on its website and series of tweets via its official Twitter handle.
The commission said that its “verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.”
The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja, according to EFCC
EFCC said Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour its invitations to “respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.”
EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation, for N80billion Fraud
Operatives of the EFCC on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris,… pic.twitter.com/OyZOgTwIQx
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) May 16, 2022
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