EFCC arrests Fed Govt’s top accountant over N80b ‘fraud’

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Accountant-General of the Federation (AG-F), Mr. Ahmed Idris, over alleged N80 billion fraud.

It was learnt that Idris, who has been detained, was being quizzed as of press time.

But the AG-F may face another hurdle for allegedly overstaying in office.

He attained the retirement age in 2020.

EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said Idris’ arrest followed his alleged refusal to honour an invitation.

The statement reads: “Operatives of the 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 only.

“The commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AG-F 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.

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