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EFCC to arraign former Accountant General Idris over N109 billion fraud on Friday



Anti-graft body EFCC says it will arraign the former Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, on Friday over N109 billion fraud.

Three other persons will also be docked alongside Mr Idris, EFCC Spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement on Thursday, in Abuja.

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

He gave the names of the other accused as Godfrey Akindele, Mohammed Usman and Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited.

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, Mr Uwujaren said.

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 Mr 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 Mr Idris was arrested after he failed to honour invitations by the commission to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.