Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested the Accountant General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris in Kano over an alleged money laundering.
He was arrested on Monday, May 16, 2022 over an alleged diversion of funds and money laundering to the tune of N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira).
The Commission disclosed that 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 EFCC said the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.
The current Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris was arrested after he failed to honour several invitations by the Commission to respond to the allegations connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointee Ahmed Idris as the Accountant General of the Federation on June 25, 2015, to succeed Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla who was sacked over an allegation of misappropriating N2.5 billion of security agencies’ funds. He was re-appointed as Accountant General by President Buhari for a second term in 2019.