Ahmed idris

He was suspended indefinitely without pay as investigations continue.

The Accountant General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ahmed Idris has been suspended indefinitely over N80 billion alleged fraud.

According to a letter dated May 18, 2022, he was suspended by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed.

In the letter, it was stated that the suspension “without pay” was to allow for a “proper and unhindered investigation” to be conducted in line with the public service rule.

Reports emerged on Monday that the Accountant General has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC for alleged diversion and laundering of N80 billion.

According to the commission’s Head of Media and Public Information, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, he was arrested after intelligence reports showed that Idris raked up funds using illegal means such as family members, proxies and close associates.

Uwujaren also stated that Idris was arrested after he failed to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues of fraudulent activities.

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