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Alleged N80bn fraud: EFCC arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of Federation

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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.


In a short statement, the Commission said its verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.


EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujarent signed the statement in Abuja on Monday on the arrest.


The Commission added that the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.


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

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