EFCC arrests Accountant-General of the Federation over N80b fraud

WorldStage Newsonline– Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) have arrested the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, over alleged  diversion and laundering of N80 billion.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Public Information at the EFCC in a statement stated that verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.

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

He explained that Idris was arrested after he failed to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.

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