EFCC arrests Ahmed Idris for N80bn fraud Yesterday, agents from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detained the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, in connection with allegations that he engaged in acts of money laundering and unauthorized transfer of funds totaling N80 billion.
According to a statement released by the EFCC, “its verified intelligence proved that the AGF raked off the cash through fake consultancies and other criminal operations, utilizing family members and close colleagues as proxies.” [Citation needed]
In addition, it was reported that the money was sanitized by being invested in real estate in Kano and Abuja.
EFCC arrests Ahmed Idris for N80bn fraud
According to the anti-corruption agency, Idris was taken into custody after he ignored invitations to reply to matters relating to fraudulent conduct. This led to his detention.
In the meantime, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) made a request to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria (EFCC) on Monday for assistance and assistance in stopping the theft of oil and the vandalism of pipelines in the Niger Delta.
During a courtesy visit to the zonal office of the EFCC in Port Harcourt, the Chairman of IPMAN, Hon. Bello Binna, stated that the anti-graft agency remained the sole entity trusted to give solutions on issues of pipeline damage and oil theft in the Niger Delta.
“In the past, our efforts have been wasted, and we were told that the agency that has the responsibility to make our job effective is the EFCC,” he added. “Our efforts have been spent in the past.”
In addition, Binna stated that the association felt more at ease with the function of EFCC.
He continued by saying, “We are here to engage with the agency, which is something with which we are more comfortable, and we believe that with your help, our tasks will be simpler.”
In response, Mr. Nwanneka Nwokike, zonal head of the EFCC, stated that the agency was working diligently to put a stop to the problem of illegal oil bunkering in the Niger Delta.
According to what Nwokike remarked, “I can promise you that the EFCC has the intention to decrease, if not bring to an end altogether, the issue of illegal oil bunkering.”
He emphasized the necessity of educating the kids in the region about the dangers of illegal oil bunkering and how it affects the environment.
“We will educate our youths on the perils of this, which is part of our mandate, educating our youths on why they must quit these illegalities,” he said. “Educating our youths on the hazards of this” is an important part of our mission. “It is imperative that we all get together to discuss possible solutions to this problem. He went on to say, “I want to reassure you that we will work together.”