EMBATTLED ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION RELEASED FROM EFCC DETENTION.

Written by on June 2, 2022

The suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has been released on bail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the development today.

EFCC arrested Idris on May 16 over an N80 billion fraud.

The embattled Accountant General was arrested after failing to honour the commission’s invitations to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent act.

He was subsequently suspended by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed. The suspension was contained in a letter by the minister dated May 18, in which she said the move was necessitated by the need to;

allow for proper and unhindered investigation into the serious allegations in line with Public Service Rule 030406.

According to the minister, during the suspension period, which is without pay;

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.

BY OKHUELEIGBE AIGBOKHAEBHO


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