EFCC arrests Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris, for alleged N80bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, over alleged fraud

This was announced by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head of Media and Public Information, on Monday.

According to Uwujaren, Idris was arrested for allegedly diverting and laundering the sum of N80bn.

He stated that verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.

Uwujaren added that the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and in Abuja.

He explained that Idris was arrested after he failed to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.

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