Suspended AGF Idris lands in Kuje Prison after EFCC aggravated N80bn sleaze to N109.4b

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After what was initially thought to be an N80bn sleaze by the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has further aggravated the fraud to a whopping N109.4bn, thus dragging him to a Federal High Court, Abuja, where Justice A.O. Adeyemi Ajayi, on Friday, July 22, remanded him in the Kuje Correctional Centre.

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The EFCC had dragged Idris to court over complicity in the illegal diversion of public funds to the tune of about N109.4 billion, making him to stand a 14-count charge that bordered on conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and money laundering.

The trial judge held that Idris and his co-defendants in the matter should remain in custody till Wednesday when their bail applications will be heard.

Other defendants in the matter which include; Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, Mohammed Kudu Usman and Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited have also been ordered to be remanded in prison custody along with him.

Recall that Idris was, on May 16,2022, picked up by the EFCC on a cocktail of charges bordering on fraud, money laundering and criminal breach of trust initially put at N80bn, days after which the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, announced his indefinite suspension to give room for thorough probe.

In the course of the thorough probe, EFCC discovered more financial losses through him, apart from the earlier N80bn, warranting his and co-defendants’ arraignment./SHARE THIS

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