The Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, arrested Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, over alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds.
Mr Idris was arrested in connection with the diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion.
The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.
It was gathered that the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.
However, Mr Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.