The arrest of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has elicited a wide range of emotions among Nigerians.
The EFCC confirmed Idris’ arrest in a statement on Monday evening, as previously reported.
Idris was detained after failing to honor repeated invitations, according to a statement signed by EFCC spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren and made public.
The AGF is suspected of laundering the monies through real estate deals in Kano and Abuja, according to the anti-graft agency.
According to the committee, Idris obtained the monies by employing proxies, family members, and close colleagues to conduct phony consultancies and other criminal operations.
“The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.
“Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts,” the statement read in part.
Following the arrest, many Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to express their views about the development and also lament the level of corruption in the nation.
Below are some reactions:
This is the cardinal damage caused by the current administration. An accountant general who is supposed to maintain the public account was arrested over N80Bn fraud. N80Bn ooo!
This means he stole N400 per Nigerian citizen of 200M people. Just One Man!
What a shame to APC Govt pic.twitter.com/66JEcQntr6
— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) May 16, 2022
A VERY BIG CATCH!!!
EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation for N80billion Fraud
We are in trouble in this country. pic.twitter.com/I79EJo5N6j
— LMAN ✨ (@L_man__) May 16, 2022
This govt has been borrowing money and throwing it into several sinkholes.
Just one person, Ahmed Idris (the Accountant General) has been arrested for alleged theft of N80 billion.
Imagine how many Ahmeds we have in the civil and public services. Then the politicians.
— Danny Bala Angbashim (@DannyBalaAngbas) May 16, 2022
Ahmed Idris arrested by the EFCC over an alleged 80B fraud yet federal government can’t settle with ASUU over strike. One Man has pocket the amount of Money that can settle the Asuu Strike.
— Bello Muhammad Bello (@FutureIGP) May 16, 2022
Ahmed Idris will just be looking at you all discussing 100m naira APC form. Man can singlehandedly install his state gov and not blink. N80b na your mate?
— Amenah (@amenahuruemu) May 16, 2022
Your predecessor allegedly stole N2.5 billion, and EFCC arrested you for N80 billion.
Ahmed Idris, why?
— Everest (@novieverest) May 16, 2022
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the @Mbuhari’s Federation has just been arrested by the @officialEFCC for stealing N80billion…but their “Economists”will tell you that N100k minimum wage will cause “inflation!” #SoworeForPresident #WeCantContinueLikeThis
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) May 16, 2022
How can one single individual, Accountant General, Ahmed Idris, allegedly steal ₦80bn in a government that Buhari @MBuhari is a President? Kai, kai, kai!
— Sumner Shagari Sambo (@Sumner_Sambo) May 16, 2022
Ahmed Idris was appointed as Accountant General on June 25, 2015, to succeed Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla, his predecessor was sacked by Buhari on allegedly misappropriating N2.5 billion… seven years after, he looted N80 billion! 😑 https://t.co/6HkRCYdWzs
— Adetutu Balogun, MBA (@Tutsy22) May 16, 2022
The current serving Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has been arrested by the EFCC over N80billion fraud.
EIGHTY BILLION NAIRA. Omo! These people no fear God sha. https://t.co/vplmN2XOW1
— Sola (@Advsola) May 16, 2022
EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation, for N80billion Fraud.
Civil servants steal more than anyone in Nigeria.
In truth what will a man in his 60s do with N80 billion??
— Ninalowo (@Ninalowoazeez1) May 17, 2022
80 billion naira looted by Ahmed Idris The federation accountant general when millions of Nigerians find it difficult to survive in Nigeria.
This man deserve to be in the jail for the rest of his life.
For your information is 80 billions not 80 million.
— The Bozzz! 💚🤍❤ (@Auta_Musa_) May 16, 2022
EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation, for N80billion Fraud
Operatives of the EFCC on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris,… pic.twitter.com/OyZOgTwIQx
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) May 16, 2022
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the federation has just been arrested by the @officialEFCC
for stealing N80billion…but FG will claim that paying fuel subsidy will make Nigeria broke but one person stole N80billion and Naija ain't broke lol…
— Aniekan | qryptocentral.com (@tequaneV) May 16, 2022
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