The suspended Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has regained freedom from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Driving the news 
Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s Head of Media and Public Affairs, confirmed the news of the AGF’s release while speaking to journalists in Abuja today. He stated that the suspended official met the bail condition set by the anti-graft agency. 

Brief background to the story 

  • The anti-graft agency severally invited Nigeria’s AGF, Mr. Ahmed Idris, for allegedly laundering N80 billion through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.
  • 48 hours after Mr Idris’ arrest, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, suspended the official.

What you should know 
The allegations against the two-time appointee of President Muhammadu Buhari include diversion of funds through consultancies, family members and close associates, along with money laundering charges. 

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