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The tale of Nigeria’s Account General of Federation continues: New N90 billion Fraud uncovered

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The tale of the suspended Accountant General of the Federation currently facing trial for fraud allegations is a gift that keeps on giving.

Recent reports now say the scope of the ongoing probe of Mr. Ahmed Idris, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken another turn, with the money said to have risen to N170billion as another scam of N90 billion was uncovered.

Idris, like with the high profile case of Dasuki, earlier in President Buhari’s administration, has revealed the involvement of some top government officials in some transactions carried out.

The EFCC are reported to have brought a Permanent Secretary involved with some deals in which he was implicated in for questioning with the agency also coming after a minister implicated in the allegations.

Prior to the arrest of the AGF, it was discovered that the accused had shunned about 80 invitations made by the EFCC for questioning.

According to reports, the EFCC made some damning discoveries into the transactions made by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF), with the findings uncovering another N90 billion scam.

“So far, the EFCC chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa and his team have made substantial progress. This is one of the biggest scandals that Bawa’s administration has uncovered.” One of the sources connected to the investigations was quoted saying, revealing further that;

“Based on preliminary investigation, the suspended AGF now will account for N170billion. Detectives are still digging more into his activities in office.

“Since his arrest on May 16th, he has made useful disclosures including some suspicious accounts and transactions.”

With reports also gathering that the AGF made available lists of government officials who had a lot to do with some financial activities within the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

“As part of his disclosures during the investigation, a Federal Permanent Secretary was invited and interrogated by the EFCC last week. The Permanent Secretary is presently on bail and his movement restricted to Abuja. The Permanent Secretary has made a useful statement to investigators. A minister was also implicated.” Close sources from the reports revealed.

 

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