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‘N200 Billion Fraud’: Suspended Accountant-General Ahmed Idris Released From EFCC Custody After Meeting Bail Conditions

The suspended Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the Head of Media and Public Affairs of the commission, confirmed the release to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja said he was freed from EFCC custody after meeting his bail conditions.

According to Uwujaren, “I actually do not have an idea of what the bail conditions are but all I can tell you is that he has been released after meeting his bail conditions.”

The former AGF was arrested on May 16, by the EFCC over alleged diversion and laundering of N80 billion.

The EFCC said verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members, and close associates.

The commission said the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

Idris was arrested after he failed to honor invitations by the commission to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.

On Monday former Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State was arrested by the EFCC over his connection with the heist of the N80 billion by the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation.

Also, it has emerged that some big shots in the current administration that may be consumed by the ongoing probe of Idris as they keep increasing as the investigation proceeded.

A highly placed source in the anti-corruption circle has informed Economic Confidential, that the total sum in the series of coordinated scams traced to the AGF is up to 200 billion naira, adding that too many people in the President Muhammadu Buhari cabinet, elected office holders at national and state levels, heads of agencies and parastatals and senior civil servants are neck-deep in the scam.

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