Accountant General Suspended Indefinitely Due to Alleged N80 Billion Fraud


Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, has suspended Mr. Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the Federation, on charges that he laundered over N80 billion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to our sources, the minister ordered that Idris be placed on indefinite leave awaiting the outcome of the probe.

Mr. Yunusa Tanko, the Minister's Media Adviser, confirmed the suspension to our correspondent.

In a phone interview with InfoGong, Abdullahi confirmed the news, saying, "The AGF has been suspended by the Finance Minister." His suspension would be indefinite until the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's investigations are completed."

The EFCC announced Idris' arrest on Monday, citing "confirmed intelligence" that he "raked off the cash through fraudulent consultancies and other illicit activities utilising proxies, family members, and close acquaintances."

The cash were laundered through real estate deals in Kano and Abuja, according to the commission's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.


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