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Ahmed Idris Suspended As Nigeria’s Accountant General Over N80bn Theft

Ahmed Idris, Nigeria’s Accountant General, has been suspended over the 80 billion naira theft allegation levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC).

Suspended As Nigeria’s Accountant General Over N80bn Theft

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, made this known on Wednesday.

The Special Adviser to the Minister on Media, Mr. Tanko Abdullahi, confirmed that the was suspended indefinitely, to allow unhindered investigations into the alleged fraud.

Mr. Idris’ arrest, according to the spokesman of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, followed allegations that he fraudulently amassed the money through bogus consultancy contracts, and other illegal activities, using proxies , associates and family members.

The commission alleged that Mr. Idris laundered the money using real estate investments in and Abuja.

He was said to have been arrested following his failure to honour invitations by the anti-graft agency.

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