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EFCC Confirms Arrest of Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed the arrest the of the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80 billion.THISDAY, quoting sources, had earlier reported the arrest of Idris by the anti-graft agency.A statement by EFCC Monday night 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”.It said the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.The anti-graft agency said Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.

Culled from THISDAY

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