EFCC arrests Nigeria’s Accountant General Ahmed Idris for N80bn fraud

EFCC arrests Nigeria’s Accountant General Ahmed Idris for N80bn fraud

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Ahmed Idris, Nigeria’s Accountant General of the Federation, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s Head of Media, revealed this in a statement on Monday.

According to the spokesperson, EFCC agents apprehended Idris for alleged enormous fraud.

The senior officer is accused of N80 billion in budget diversion and money laundering.

Uwujaren stated that the panel took action against Idris based on verifiable intelligence.

He is said to have “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, the EFCC added.

Idris was nabbed after failing to honour invitations to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.

EFCC arrests Nigeria’s Accountant General Ahmed Idris for N80bn fraud

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