The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reportedly uncovered about 17 properties connected to the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who is currently being interrogated for his alleged involvement in an 80 billion naira fraud.
According to an official of the EFCC, who asked to remain anonymous, said the properties traced to Idris are located in Kano, Lagos, Abuja, Dubai and London. The official added that in Abuja, “some of the houses are located in serviced estates.”
He said an earlier investigation showed that the nation’s chief accountant allegedly used proxies to buy some of these properties. The commission would therefore need to invite some of the proxies of the accountant-general.
The EFCC had in a statement on Monday announced his arrest.
The Nigerian government has suspended Ahmed Idris, following his arrest over money laundering and diversion of public funds allegations.
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed to Idris, his suspension in a letter on Wednesday.
His suspension is without pay, the minister’s letter stated in the letter dated May 18, 2022.