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Reactions Trail Arrest Of AGF Ahmed Idris By EFCC Over Alleged N80bn Fraud

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Reactions Trail Arrest Of AGF Ahmed Idris By EFCC Over Alleged N80bn Fraud

The news of the arrest of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has attracted various reactions from Nigerians.

As earlier reported by Naija News, the EFCC in a statement on Monday evening, confirmed the arrest of Idris over alleged N80 billion fraud.

According to the statement signed and made available by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, Idris was arrested after failing to honour several invitations.

The anti-graft agency accused the AGF of laundering the funds through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.

According to the commission, Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.

“The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.

“Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts,” the statement read in part.

Following the arrest, many Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to express their views about the development and also lament the level of corruption in the nation.

Below are some reactions captured by Naija News.