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₦80BN FRAUD: NIGERIA’S ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL SUSPENDED

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has been suspended indefinitely over alleged ₦80 billion fraud.

The suspension was announced on Wednesday by the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed.

In a letter dated May 18, 2022, the Minister said the suspension without pay was to allow for proper and unhindered investigation in line with public service rules.

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The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) had on Monday, arrested Idris in Kano over alleged diversion and laundering of ₦80 billion.

The Commission alleged that Mr. Idris laundered the money using real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

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