80 billion naira diversion: FG suspends Accountant General, Ahmed Idris


By Ismail Auwal

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, indefinitely over an alleged N80 billion laundering.

According to the letter signed by Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, Idris’ begins immediately.

The minister warned Idris not to visit the office or interact with treasury officials while he is under suspension.

Idris was arrested in Kano on Monday by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and transferred to Abuja, where he is expected to answer charges.

The Commission alleged 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.

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