One of Nigeria’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have announced the arrest by its operatives of the country’s Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, over alleged diversion and laundering of over a whooping sum of N80 billion.
EFCC Media and Public Information Head Wilson Uwujaren made the declaration on Monday in Abuja.
Mr. Uwajaren stated that verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.
Uwujaren added that the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and in Abuja.
He explained that Idris was arrested after he failed to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.