The Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris has been arrested by .Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 16, 2022.
He was arrested in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira) only
According to the Commission, 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 commission says, funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.
The serving Accountant General was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the Commission to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.
CASEFILE gathered that the serving Accountant General was appointed on June 25, 2015, to succeed Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla who was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari on allegedly misappropriating N2.5 billion of security agencies’ funds. He was re-appointed Accountant General after Buhari won a second term in 2019.