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N80bn Fraud: EFCC Gets Fresh Order Against AGF Ahmed Idris

According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has obtained a court order to arrest Ahmed Idris, the beleaguered Accountant-General of the Federation.

According to reports, the EFCC obtained the injunction within 24 hours after Idris’ detention in Kano.

According to a source in the anti-graft agency, they have been relying on a court order to keep him in detention until the outcome of their inquiry.

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“He is still here with us, he has been cooperating. We will get to the root of the matter. The good thing is that our legal department has secured a court order helping us to hold him till we conclude our investigations,” the source said.

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Asked when Ahmed Idris would be released, the source said the Accountant-General may be charged to court soon.

“Evidence at our disposal is damning,” he said.

According to the official, some of the properties linked to Idris in Abuja, Lagos and Kano might be forfeited temporarily.

He noted that the commission will also push for their permanent forfeiture to the federal government.

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Recall that the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government had on Wednesday announced the suspension of the embattled accountant-general with a view to allowing a thorough investigation.

“Following your recent arrest by EFCC on allegations of diversion of funds and money laundering, I write to convey your suspension from work without pay effective May 18, 2022,” a letter from the Minister of Finance, Zainab Idris partly read.

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The EFCC confirmed Idris’ arrest in a statement on Monday evening, as previously reported by Anaedoonline.ng.

Idris was detained after failing to honor repeated invitations, according to a statement signed by EFCC spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren and made public.

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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.

 

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