Nigeria suspends Accountant-General detained over US$200m fraud

Ahmed Idriss.png Ahmed Idris, suspended Accountant-General of Nigeria

Thu, 19 May 2022 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Nigeria's embattled Accountant-General has been suspended indefinitely amid a corruption allegation leveled against him by the country's anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Ahmed Idris's suspension according to government was to allow for proper investigation of the claims.

He was arrested after being linked to fraud, money laundering and diverting nearly $200m (£161m) from government coffers, an EFCC statement of Monday, May 19 noted.

In his capacity as the accountant-general, Idris served as the administrative head of the national treasury.

He has been in office since 2015 when he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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