How Ahmed Idris, Accountant-general, was arrested for N80b fraud

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Mr Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the Federation, was arrested by EFCC in Kano on Monday and transferred to Abuja over the diversion of funds as well as money laundering of about N80 billion.

Earlier, he had been invited by the agency but failed to honour the invitation, Punch reports.

In a statement released on Monday by the Spokesman of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, Mr Ahmed Idris allegedly carried out the money laundering via fictitious consultancies.

Part of the statement reads;

“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.”

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