The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Ahmed Idris, Accountant-General of the Federation, for alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds.
Mr Idris was reportedly intercepted in Kano by operatives of EFCC on Monday evening and is being flown to Abuja, the nation’s capital, for interrogation.
The EFCC has for sometime now been investigating a case of diversion of at least N80 billion in public funds which was allegedly laundered through some bogus contracts.
The companies used in laundering the funds have allegedly been linked to family members and associates of the accountant-general, investigators said.
Sources further said after progress was made in the investigation, Mr Idris was summoned repeatedly for interrogation but he failed to honour the invitations.
His arrest has been confirmed by EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren