EFCC releases Accountant-General on bail

The suspended accountant has been freed after meeting his bail demands.

Suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris has been released on from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Idris, who was arrested on May 16, has been released on bail by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday, June 1 in Abuja.

He has since been reunited with his family.

Head of Media and Public Affairs of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren confirmed the news to reporters but stated that he does not know the conditions of the bail.

“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.

It was earlier reported that Idris was arrested by operatives of the commission over his involvement in an N84 million fraud scandal.

According to a statement by the EFCC, verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultances and other illegal activities, using close associates, proxies and family members.

The commission also stated that the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

Idris was however, suspended by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, in other to face his probe.

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