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N80bn Fraud: Minister Suspends Nigeria’s Accountant General, Ahmed Idris | READ DETAILS

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N80bn Fraud: Minister Suspends Nigeria’s Accountant General, Ahmed Idris | READ DETAILS

Ahmed Idris have been suspended from his position as the Accountant General of the Federation.

All Facts Newspaper had reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, May 16, 2022, arrested Idris in connection with alleged diversion of funds and money laundering to the tune of N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira).

According to the Commission, verified intelligence showed that Ahmed Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates and also through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

Announcing his suspension, the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning Zainab Ahmed in a letter dated May 18, his suspension became necessary to “allow for proper and unhindered investigation into the serious allegations in line with Public Service Rules 030406”.

In addition, Idris is not “expected to attend to your place of work or contact any official in your Office except for any disciplinary hearing that may be advised”.

His suspension will be without pay according to the minister.

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