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Suspended Accountant-General Released From EFCC Custody

by Yvonne ONUAH

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has released the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris from its custody.

Recall that EFCC arrested Idris for his alleged involvement in a N174 billion fraud.

It was gathered that the anti-graft agency released Idris on bail on Wednesday night in Abuja and he has since been reunited with his family.

The development was confirmed by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren while speaking with Punch on Thursday morning.

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

Idris was arrested on the 16th of May in connection with a series of frauds that was initially thought to be N84 billion.

The Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed days after his arrest suspended him to enable him face probe.

It was gathered that Idris during questioning mentioned names, companies, and a huge amount of money which is currently under probe.

He also made confessional statements and provided traces of funds, withdrawals, and deposits in local and foreign currencies.

The development led to the arrest of the former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, and the Chairman and Managing Director of Finex Professional, Anthony Yaro.

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