EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation for N80b Fraud

Ahmed Idris-Accountant General of the Federation
Ahmed Idris -Accountant General of the Federation

The Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris.

According to a statement released the Commission, Ahmed Idris was arrested in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira) only.

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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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Idris, born on November 25, 1960 was appointed by President Muhammed Buhari as the Accountant-General of the Federation on June 25, 2015 and reappointed for a second four-year term in June 2019.

 

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