Fraud: EFCC arrests FG’s top accountant over N80b

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Accountant-General of the Federation (AG-F), Mr. Ahmed Idris.

EFCC arrested Idris for failing to honor their invitation over an alleged N80 billion fraud.

As of press time, it was learned that Idris has been detained and was being quizzed.

Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said Idris’ arrest followed his alleged refusal to honor an invitation.

The statement reads: “Operatives of the 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 N80 billion only.

“The commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AG-F 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.

“Idris was arrested after failing to honor invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.”



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