EFCC Releases Ahmed Idris; The Suspended Accountant General

EFCC and Ahmed Idris


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the release of Mr Ahmed Idris, the suspended Accountant General of the Federation, from its custody.

The Head of Media and Public Affairs of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren,  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that Idris was released after meeting his bail conditions.

“I actually do not have an idea of what the bail conditions are, but all I can tell you is that he has been released after meeting his bail conditions,” he said.

Recall that the former Accountant-General was arrested over alleged diversion and laundering of N80 billion on May 16 by the EFCC .

The EFCC said verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.

The commission said that the funds were misappropriated through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

Idris arrest came after he failed to honour invitations by the commission to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.

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