N109bn fraud: EFCC to arraign ex-Accountant General, 3 others on Friday

Embattled Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris,

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) says it will on Friday, arraign the former Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC said this in a statement on Thursday, in Abuja.

Uwujaren said the former AGF and the three others would be arraigned before Justice Adeyemi Ajayi of an FCT High Court.

He said the three others to be docked alongside the AGF over N109 billion fraud were Godfrey Akindele, Mohammed Usman and Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited.

According to him, the suspects will be arraigned on a 14 count charge of stealing and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N109, 485,572,691.9.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the former AGF was arrested on May 16, by the EFCC over alleged diversion and laundering of N109 billion.

The EFCC said verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.

The commission said the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

It said Idris was arrested after he failed to honour invitations by the commission to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts. (NAN)

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