Suspended Accountant General of the Federation regains freedom from EFCC custody

EFCC uncovers another N90b ‘fraud’ allegedly committed by suspended Accountant-General

Ahmed Idris, the former Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), has been discharged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mr Ahmed was released on Thursday after completing his bail conditions at the commission’s Abuja headquarters.

Recall Mr. Idris was detained on May 16 for allegedly laundering N80 billion through real estate ventures in Kano and Abuja.


The EFCC had said Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour their invitations to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts. 

The EFCC said verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates. 

Following his arrest,  the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, suspended him indefinitely on May 18. 

A former Governor of Zamfara state was also arrested in connection with the N80 billion allegedly stolen by Mr Idris.  

A source who had earlier spoken to Nairametrics said the suspended AGF used proxies to buy various properties in London, Dubai, Lagos and Abuja. 

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