Our Reporter, Abuja
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said it has arrested the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris.
EFCC made the arrest known through a series of tweets via its verified Twitter account on Monday.
According to the anti-corruption body, the AGF was arrested in connection with alleged N80 billion fraud.
“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 (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,” EFCC said in its tweets.