N80b fraud: Account General- Idris suspended from office

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The minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed has suspended indefinitely the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.
Idris was arrested on Monday in Kano by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N80 billion fraud.
In a letter dated May 18, 2022, Ahmed said the suspension “without pay” was to allow for “proper and unhindered investigation” in line with public service rules.
He is not expected to come to the office or contact any official in his office except for any disciplinary hearing that may be advised.
The agency said it picked up Idris after he failed to respond to invitations by the commission to answer questions over the allegation.
The EFCC said, “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.”

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