Suspended Accountant-General released from EFCC custody

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The suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in a N174 billion fraud. gathered that Idris was released on bail from the custody of the EFCC on Wednesday night in Abuja and had since been reunited with his family.

The spokesperson, of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this on Thursday morning.

He said, “The suspended Accountant-General is out on bail. He was released last night.”

Recall that Idris was nabbed by operatives of the EFCC on May 16, 2022, in connection with a series of frauds that was initially thought to be N84bn.

Three days after his arrest, Idris was suspended by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, to enable him to face his probe.


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