Feb 9, 2023

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Outrage As Accountant General of the Federation is Arrested Over N80bn Fraud – Legit.ng

  • Nigeria’s Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris, has been arrested on alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds
  • According to the EFCC, the theft was committed funds were committed washed by real estate investments in Kano and Abuja. strong>

Many Nigerians took to social media following reports that Nigeria’s Comptroller General Ahmed Idris was arrested for alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds done responded to the news.

Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the Federation’s Comptroller General over an N80 billion fraud has.

The arrest was confirmed in a statement by the EFCC.

“Employees of the Commission for Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC , Arrested the Acting Comptroller General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, on Monday 16 May 2022 in connection with N80 billion (only 80 billion naira) diversion of funds and money laundering activities.

“The verified information of the com mission revealed that the AGF siphoned the funds through bogus consulting firms and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.

“ The funds were obtained through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

President Muhammed Buhari appointed Mr. Idris as General Accountant on June 25, 2015.

Some Nigerians reacted to the News of the arrest and beating President Buhari while others appealed to ASUU not to end the ongoing strike.

Dayo Williams wrote:

“The President Muhammadu Buhari’s famous body language couldn’t even stop his appointee, the Federation’s General Accountant, from fiddling around with N80 billion belonging to our Commonwealth via proxies and fake advisory service. I vividly remember raising a question or two about his suitability for the highest post at the time, based on his credentials in the public sphere. I can only imagine the revelations that will litter these streets when the Buhari administration is finally over.”

For its part, Build Up Nigeria addressed the Academic Staff Union directly of Universities (ASUU) and urges the union not to end the strike until the demands are met.

“Dear ASUU, if the Accountant General can steal £80 billion from the Federation then you have no reason to end your strike. Ask Buhari to use the stolen £80billion to pay you, then keep the change. After all, the money you’re asking doesn’t even amount to 80 billion euros!

“Just look at how morally bankrupt Nigeria is. The same Federation Accountant General, Ahmed Idris, married a 16- year old girl and he was not fired by Buhari or arrested. Should anyone wonder that a man who can marry a 16 year old can also steal 80 billion!”

Manny Mankwe

“Abacha would be a piece of cake at the end of this government, the amount of looting that northern politicians and their appointments have wreaked on the Nigerian coffers can never be quantified in this lifetime.

“If we talked they would call us tribalists, but what other tribal politician in Nigeria has stolen more from the government? Yet the North remains poor while its politicians steal our collective wealth. Wha Because many of their people can’t see who their real enemies are is something that cannot be understood.”

Kayode Aderemi

“That is Nigeria for you, where the leaders entrusted with public funds embezzle and misappropriate them for personal gain. Corruptible elements are too many in this country, they are in corridors of power, the President who is supposed to appoint credible people with integrity and fears God didn’t do it. Instead, his appointments to sensitive posts are always based on religious and ethnic sentiments.”

Dauda B Abubakr

“The corruption sustained under the Buhari government What is going on is unprecedented, shocking news awaits Nigerians when he leaves office on May 29, 2023. Kudos to the officers and staff of EFFC for this gargantuan work.”

Believe Gabriel Isaiah

“Nigeria has lost trillions of naira through this mismanagement and Lost misappropriation by the current government. If the EFCC really wants to work, so many heads will roll.”

2023: INEC chief Mahmood Yakubu charged in court with asset declaration

Meanwhile , a lawsuit demanding the asset declaration of INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has been filed in the Federal Supreme Court in Abuja.

According to a legit to Statement provided.ng on Monday, May 16, the lawsuit filed by the plaintiff, labeled FHC/ABJ/CS/33/2021, Emmanuel Agonsi prays in court to order the INEC chief to declare his assets.

As collected by Legit.ng, the plaintiff asks the court to issue an order to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), which was also included in the motion to compel Yakubu to declare his assets.