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N80bn Fraud: Nigerians React Over Arrest Of AGF Ahmed Idris By EFCC

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.

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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:

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