Almost a week after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) nabbed the embattled Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, for allegedly diverting N80bn from the country’s coffer, tongues are still wagging, with many Nigerians expressing shock over the startling revelation of the anti-graft body.
The anti-graft agency’s operatives had on Monday picked up Idris while on his way to Kano after he had failed to honour several invitations extended to him.
As of Friday, the top government official was still with the crack detectives of the commission answering various questions bordering on money laundering and diversion of public funds. The commission alleged that Idris had laundered the money through landed property acquired in various places.
Findings by Daily Trust on Sunday revealed that the embattled public servant acquired not less than 5 properties in the ancient city of Kano. Others were reported scattered in Lagos, Abuja, Dubai and London.
One of the property allegedly belonging to Idris include the famous Al-Ikhlas Supermarket situated at Daneji in Kano city, which was being expanded through acquisition of adjoining houses.