The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC arrests Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80 billion.
The Head of Media and Public Information at the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren made the deceleration on Monday.
The statement was titled, ‘EFCC arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation, for N80bn Fraud’.
Source says that Idris was arrested after failing to honour an invitation adding that the accountant general allegedly laundered funds through bogus consultancies.
The statement read in part
“Operatives of the EFCC on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested the serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80bn.
“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 funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja. Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.”