Suspended Accountant General: EFCC Recovers Over N30Bn

Crime Watch

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed it has recovered over N30 billion out of the N109 billion allegedly embezzled by the suspended Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who was initially arrested by operatives of the Commission on May 16, 2022, for his participation in a series of fraud initially estimated to be worth N84 billion.

This was made known on Thursday by the EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa during the weekly ministerial briefing held at the State House, Abuja, where he added that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was committed to its anti-corruption program.

Bawa also revealed that the Commission has secured over 3,615 convictions between the period of January and December 2022, adding that by the end of the year, it would publish and commence a nationwide auction of over 150 forfeited flats and apartments to interested buyers.

He further said that the establishment of the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCMUL) would ensure that money laundering would be more difficult in Nigeria.