The suspended Federal Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after being arrested on suspicion of involvement in a N174 billion scam, auntyamebo blog can confirm.
Idris was released on bail from the anti-network watchdog on Wednesday night in Abuja and has been reunited with his family.
EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren confirmed this to our reporter on Thursday morning.
“The appointed Accountant-General is out on bail. He was released last night, ”said Uwujaren.
Auntyamebo blog reported that Idris was arrested by EFCC employees on May 16, 2022, in connection with a series of frauds estimated at N84 billion.
Three days after his arrest, Idris was suspended by the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Zainab Ahmed, to deal with his investigation.
Sources at The Auntyamebo blog revealed that during the interrogation, Idris mentioned the names, companies and large sums of money that are currently being investigated.
He also made confession statements and provided financial tracking, withdrawals, and deposits in local and foreign currencies.
This led to the arrest of former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, and the Chairman and Managing Director of Finex Professional, Anthony Yaro, by the EFCC last week.
Sources inside the EFCC also told our correspondent that the AGF acting governor, Anamekwe Nwabuoku, who was appointed after the suspension of Ahmed Idris was also being held accountable for alleged misappropriation of funds.
The allegations against him include overpayment to him while working in former ministers’ houses and structures.
He has also been accused of embezzling funds from the Government Integrated Financial Management System to pay salaries to government employees.
“Some of the alleged violations took place when Nwabuoku was the Director of Finance and Accounts, at the Department of Defense,” the source said.