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EFCC To Arraign Former Accountant General Over ‘N109bn Scam’

The former Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, would be arraigned in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday.

The commission will arraign Idris before Justice A.O. Adeyemi Ajayi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.

The former AGF would be arraigned by the anti-graft agency alongside three others: Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, Mohammed Kudu Usman and Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited on a 14-count charge of stealing and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N109,485,572,691.9

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One of the counts reads, “That you, Ahmed Idris while being the Accountant General of the Federation and Godfrey Olusegun Akindele while being the Technical Assistant to the Accountant General of the Federation between February and November 2021, at Abuja in the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, in such capacity, entrusted with a certain property, to wit: N84,390,000,000(Eighty-Four Billion, Three Hundred and Ninety Million Naira) committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property when you dishonestly received the said sum from the Federal Government of Nigeria through Godfrey Olusegun Akindele trading under the name and style of Olusegun Akindele & Co., and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act Cap 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990.”

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