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Alleged N80b saga: Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris suspended

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By Anita Godfrey

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate suspension of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, over the alleged N80 billion fraud.

It would be recalled that Mr. Idris was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in Kano, on Monday.

This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed on Media, Mr. Tanko Abdullahi on Wednesday.

According to the media aide, the AGF was suspended indefinitely, to allow unbased investigations into the alleged fraud.

The spokesman of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said Mr. Idris’ arrest was followed by allegations that he dubiously syphoned the money through bogus consultancy contracts, and other illegal activities, using proxies , associates and family members.

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

It was learnt he was arrested following his failure to honour invitations by the anti-graft agency.