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Acting on verified information, Nigeria’s graft agency arrests Nigeria’s chief accountant for N80bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the Accountant-General of the Nigerian Federation, Ahmed Idris.

EFCC Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren said on Monday that their operatives took Idris into custody for alleged massive fraud.

The Accountant General is accused of diversion of funds and money laundering to the tune of N80billion.

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Uwujaren noted that the EFCC 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 honor invitations to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.

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