Tuesday, July 5, 2022

EFCC Arrests Accountant-General Of The Federation, Ahmed Idris

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Nigeria’s Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris.

It was gathered that he was arrested over alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds, in Kano.

He was arrested on Monday evening and is being flown to Abuja, the nation’s capital, for interrogation.

According to a source, the EFCC has for sometime now been investigating a case of diversion of at least N80 billion in public funds which was allegedly laundered through some bogus contracts.

The companies used in laundering the funds have allegedly been linked to family members and associates of the accountant-general, investigators said.

Mr Idris was summoned repeatedly for interrogation but he failed to honour the invitations. A sources said:

“We kept inviting him but he kept dodging us.”

“We were left with no choice than to keep him under watch and arrest him.”

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