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Accountant-general lands in EFCC custody over fraud allegations

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The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in the diversion of funds to the tune of N80bn.

In a statement on Monday, the spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren said Idris was arrested after failing to honour an invitation.

The EFCC further stated that according to its investigations, the embattled accountant-general laundered funds through bogus consultancies.

“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 statement read in part.

“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.”

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