Ex- Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris remanded in prison
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The federal government suspended Mr Idris as the Accountant-General of the Federation following his arrest in Kano over the fraud allegation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that all is set for the arraignment of a former Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, and others over alleged ₦109 billion fraud.

The EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, who made this known in a statement on Thursday, said the commission would arraign Mr Idris at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, on Friday.

The trial judge is A.O. Adeyemi Ajayi.

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The former Accountant-General of the Federation will be arraigned alongside three others – Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, Mohammed Usman and Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited.

All the accused face 14 charges of stealing and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N109, 485,572,691.9.

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The federal government had in May suspended Mr Idris as the Accountant-General of the Federation following his arrest in Kano over the fraud allegation.

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, informed Mr Idris of his suspension in a letter dated May 18.

His suspension is without pay, Mrs Ahmed’s letter stated.

“Following your recent arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegations of diversion of funds and money laundering, I write to convey your suspension from work without pay effective 18th May 2022,” the letter read in part.

The suspension, Mrs Ahmed said, was in line with Public Service Rules to give room for proper and unhindered investigation.

In June, after the revelation of Mr Idris’ alleged involvement in the

In June, the EFCC seized multi-billion naira assets linked to Mr Idris’ suspected proceeds of crime after the revelation of his involvement in the ₦109 billion fraud allegations.

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