EFCC arrests serving Accountant General of Federation, Ahmed Idris, over N80bn fraud, properties in Kano, Abuja

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BY FOLASHADE KEHINDE

OPERATIVES of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Monday, May 16, 2022, arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, in connection with the diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion.

The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF allegedly “raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.”

A statement by the Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

Idris was said to have been arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.