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AHMED IDRISGATE:EFCC GRANTS ADMINISTRATIVE BAIL SUSPENDED ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL  

AHMED IDRISGATE:EFCC GRANTS ADMINISTRATIVE BAIL SUSPENDED ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL  

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has granted bail to the  suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in a N174 billion fraud.

Idris was released on administrative  bail from the custody of the anti-graft agency on Wednesday night in Abuja and has since been reunited with his family.

The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this to newsmen in Abuja.

“The suspended Accountant-General is out on bail. He was released last night,” Uwujaren said.

 

Idris was nabbed by operatives of the EFCC on May 16, 2022, in connection with a series of frauds that was initially thought to be N84 billion.

Three days after his arrest, Idris was suspended by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, to enable him to face his probe.

It was gathered during investigation, Idris mentioned names, companies, and a huge amount of money which is currently under probe.

 

He also made confessional statements and provided traces of funds, withdrawals, and deposits in local and foreign currencies.

 

 

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