EFCC Arrests AGF Ahmed Idris for Alleged N80bn Fraud

Accountant General of The Federation, Ahmed Idris

By Tony Obiechina, Abuja

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, arrested the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering to the tune of N80 billion.

EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.

According to the statement, 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, adding that the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

Mr. Idris was said to have been arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.

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