EFCC arrests Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris for alleged fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has confirmed the arrest of Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation for an alleged N80 billion fraud.
In a statement on Monday, the anti-graft agency said: “On Monday, May 16, 2022, operatives of the EFCC arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80 billion (Eighty Billion Naira) only.
“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,”
Idris is currently being grilled at the EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja.