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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION OVER ALLEGED N80BN FRAUD

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION OVER ALLEGED N80BN FRAUD

 

 

The Federal Government has suspended he Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris indefinitely over his involvement in an alleged N80 billion fraud.

He was suspended by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on Wednesday.

In a letter dated May 18, 2022, the minister          said the suspension “without pay” was to              allow for “proper and unhindered         investigation” in line with public service rules.

It will be recalled that on Monday, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission announced the arrest of Idris over alleged diversion and laundering of N80 billion.

Head of Media and Public Information, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, 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 failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected with the alleged fraudulent acts.

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