Ahmed Idris, the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, has been released from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s custody.
Family sources verified to SHAUNTV that Mr. Ahmed was discharged on Wednesday evening.
Mr. Idris was arrested on May 16 by EFCC agents in connection with N80 billion worth of fund diversion and money laundering activities.
While confirming his detention, an EFCC spokesperson stated that the cash were reportedly laundered through real estate deals in Kano and Abuja.
Mr. Uwujaren stated, “The Commission’s verified intelligence revealed that the AGF syphoned off the monies through phoney consultancies and other criminal activities employing proxies, relatives, and close acquaintances.”
Mr. Idris was appointed Accountant-General of the Federation on June 25, 2015, following the June 12 departure of Jonah Otunla.
In June of 2019, he was reappointed to a second four-year term despite widespread criticism over his extended service.