The Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over allegations of misappropriation and embezzlement of funds to the tune of N80bn.
The incident was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the EFCC , Wilson Uwujaren, adding that the AGF was picked up after failing to honour an invitation .
The agency further stated that Idris siphoned funds through various fake consultancies and other illegitimate means using family and friends.
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.”
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