EFCC arrests Nigeria’s Accountant General Ahmed Idris over N80b fraud

The Accountant General of the federation Ahmed Idris has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

According to the anti graft agency, the arrest is in connection with an eighty billion naira fraud investigation.

A statement from the agency says “The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the Accountant General 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”.
It says the arrest of Idris followed his failure to honour invitations to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.

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