The EFCC has detained the Accountant-General for alleged N80 billion fraud.


Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N80 billion fraud.

Idris was arrested after failing to react to the commission's invitations to respond to matters related to the fraudulent activities, according to the antigraft agency's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, detained serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, on Monday, May 16, 2022, in connection with money laundering and diversion of funds worth N80 billion ( Eighty Billion Naira only).

The AGF raked in the monies through phoney consultancies and other criminal operations employing proxies, family members, and close acquaintances, according to the Commission's verified intelligence," the statement added.

 The cash were allegedly laundered through real estate deals in Kano and Abuja, according to the EFCC.


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