- Two days after the EFCC arrested the federation’s Comptroller General over an alleged €80 billion fraud, Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed has taken a decisive step
- < strong> The Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning issued an indefinite suspension to the Comptroller-General
- The unpaid suspension was introduced to ensure a proper investigation of the ailing accountant -general
FCT, Abuja – Ahmed Idris, the Federation’s Accountant General, has been suspended indefinitely by Zainab Ahmed, the Finance Minister , Budget and National Planning.
In a letter dated May 18, 2022, Ahmed said the suspension “without pay” was “reasonable and an unimpeded investigation” in line with the regulations of the public service, be directed TheCable.
He is not expected to come to the office or contact any of his officer’s officials except for any disciplinary hearing that may be advised could.
Alleged 80 billion scam: EFCC arrests Comptroller General Ahmed Idris
The Anti-Graft Commission said it had verified intelligence information showed that the AGF siphoned off the funds through bogus counseling and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.
The EFCC also stated that Idris was arrested after he invitations to respond to issues related to the fraudulent activities.
EFCC investigating Malami’s aide for alleged sale of presidential pardon
In another report there was a strong allegation ng that Abubakar Malami, who was attorney general, federal aide and justice minister, sold the president’s pardon.
The EFCC has launched an investigation into the allegation, according to a Justice Department insider and should investigating the aides.
Part of the allegation is that Malami’s aides were involved in processing the list of people granted the pardons, including former governor Joshua Dariye and ex-governor Jolly Nyame of Taraba.
Nomination forms: EFCC writes to INEC, requires parties, bank details of applicants
Meanwhile, the EFCC also has a discrete Initiated an investigation into the finances of the country’s 18 political parties and their presidential candidates.
This followed the enormous fees paid for expressions of interest and nomination forms from candidates competing for various which competed for electoral offices in the parties.
The Anti-Graft Agency has therefore asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide it with the bank accounts and other financial details of the political parties to ask.