EFCC Arrests Accountant-General For N80bn Fraud

Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris over allegations of diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80bn.

The Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, announced the latest development in a statement on Monday titled, ‘EFCC arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation, for N80bn Fraud’.

The statement read in part, “Operatives of the EFCC on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested the serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80bn.

“The commission’s 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. Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.”

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