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EFCC arrests Nigeria’s Accountant General, Ahmed Idris over N80bn fraud •Adamu Garba reacts

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Nigeria’s Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.


EFCC Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren announced this in a statement on Monday.


The spokesman said EFCC operatives took Idris into custody for alleged massive fraud.


The top official is accused of diversion of funds and money laundering to the tune of N80billion.


Uwujaren noted that the commission acted on verified intelligence against Idris.


He is said to have “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, the EFCC added.


Idris was nabbed after failing to honour invitations to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.


In his reaction, Adamu Garba stated: “This is the cardinal damage caused by the current administration. An accountant general who is supposed to maintain the public account was arrested over N80 billion fraud. This means he stole N400 per Nigerian citizen and of 200million people. Just one Man! What a shame to APC Govt.”


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