Former Accountant-General Ahmed Idris has been remanded in prison detention by a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting at Maitama, Nigeria, on Friday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused Idris of illegally diverting N109.4 billion in public finances.
Following his arraignment, Justice A.O. Adeyemi Ajayi remanded the former AGF Ahmed Idris on a 14-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, and money laundering. He argued that the court’s instruction was to keep him in custody until his bail application was considered on Wednesday.
The allegations against Idris and his co-defendants had already been pleaded not guilty.
Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited and Godfrey Olusegun Akindele are also defendants in the case.