The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has confirmed the arrest of the accountant general of Nigeria, Mr Ahmed Idris for allegedly mismanaged N80 billion naira.
EFCC In a statement by Wilson Uwuajaren, Director of Media and Publicity said Idris was arressted in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80 billion.
Below is the full statement
EFCC PRESS STATEMENT
EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation for N80billion Fraud.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion( Eighty Billion Naira only).
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.
Head, Media & Publicity
May 16, 2022