Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N80 billion fraud.
Idris was arrested after failing to react to the commission’s invitations to respond to matters related to the fraudulent activities, according to the antigraft agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.
The cash were allegedly laundered through real estate deals in Kano and Abuja, according to the EFCC.
“Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 16, 2022, arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion( 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 statement read