N80bn fraud: EFCC gets order to detain Accountant-general, Idris

N80bn fraud: EFCC gets order to detain Accountant-general, Idris


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has obtained a court order to keep the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris in its custody, pending his possible appearance in court.

Idris, was arrested by operatives of the Commission on Monday, days after failed to honour invitations for alleged money laundering to the tune of N80 billion.

The funds according to reports were reportedly siphoned the funds through bogus consultancies through his cronies.

TheNewspad learned that the move by Commission is pave the wave for an unhindered investigation an keep tabs on his associates and suspects who are linked to the alleged crime, a dependable source said.

The embattled Accountant-general who was re-appointed Idris for a second term in 2019, was consequently suspended by the Federal Ministry of Finance in line with Civil service rules after his arrest.

Details later…

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