Developing: FG suspends AGF over N80bn EFCC probe


The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, has been suspended indefinitely by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed.

Ahmed announced the suspension of the AGF in a letter dated May 18, 2022.

The minister stated that the suspension was to allow for “proper and unhindered investigation” in line with public service rules.

The latest development came two days after Idris was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N80 billion fraud.

Idris was arrested on Monday in connection with the diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80 billion.

EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed that the AGF was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the anti-graft agency to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.

“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.

“The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja,” Uwujaren had stated.

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