BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Accountant General of Federation Ahmed Idris Over N80bn Fraud

Nigeria’s accountant general, Ahmed Idris, was on Monday, May 16, arrested by the operatives of the EFCC The ant-graft commission said Idris was arrested over alleged diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80 billion Idris, according to the EFCC, was arrested after failing to honour the invitations extended to him over the alleged fraudulent acts.

FCT, Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the serving Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, in connection with alleged diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80 billion. In a statement sighted by, the anti-graft agency said the serving AGF was arrested on Monday, The commission stated that its 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 allegedly laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

The EFCC explained that Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.


The EFCC, according to an insider from the ministry of justice, has begun an investigation into the claim and is said to be probing the aides, Punch reports. Part of the claim is that Malami’s aides were involved in processing the list of persons given the pardon such as former Governor Joshua Dariye, and Ex-governor Jolly Nyame of Taraba.

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