EFCC Arrests Nigeria’s Accountant General For N80bn Fraud

EFCC has arrested Nigeria’s Accountant General for N80bn fraud.


Newsone reports that Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Ahmed Idris, Nigeria’s Accountant General of the Federation.


This online news platform understands that the arrest of Nigeria’s Accountant General was announced in a statement on Monday, May 16, 2022, by EFCC Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren.

The spokesman said EFCC operatives took Idris into custody for alleged massive fraud.

Newsonereports that Nigeria’s Accountant General is accused of diversion of funds and money laundering to the tune of N80billion. Uwujaren noted that the commission acted on verified intelligence against Idris.

He is said to have “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, the EFCC added.

A statement published on the micro-blogging site, Twitter by the EFCC reads as thus; “EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation, for N80billion 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 N80billion (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,” the statement added.


Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that Idris was nabbed after failing to honour invitations to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.

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