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EFCC Arrests Accountant-General Over Alleged N80bn Fraud


EFCC Arrests Accountant-General Over Alleged N80bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arrested the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris over an alleged fraud of N80 billion.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed his arrest in a statement.

He said Idris was arrested after failing to honour the commission’s invitations to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent act.

“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 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 statement read.

According to the EFCC, the funds were laundered via real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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