EFCC arrests Accountant General Ahmed Idris over N80bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have confirmed the arrest of the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

It was gathered that he was arrested on Monday, May 16, 2022 over allegation of funds diversion and money laundering to the tune of N80billion.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, he said the commission acted on verified intelligence against Idris.

“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 to respond to issues connected to the alleged fr@udulent acts,” Uwujaren said in the statement.