Nigeria’s Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris, has been captured over supposed illegal tax avoidance and redirection of public assets, reports reveal .
Those acquainted with the advancement said Mr Idris was caught in Kano by agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday night and is being traveled to Abuja, the country’s capital, for cross examination.
Our sources said the EFCC has for at some point currently been examining an instance of redirection of something like N80 billion out in the open finances which was supposedly washed through a few fake agreements.
The organizations utilized in washing the assets have supposedly been connected to relatives and partners of the bookkeeper general, agents said.
Our sources additionally said after progress was made in the examination, Mr Idris was called over and again for cross examination however he neglected to respect the solicitations.
“We continued welcoming him however he continued to evade us,” one of our sources said. “We were left with no decision than to hold him under watch and capture him.”
The representative for the EFCC couldn’t be reached to remark for his story. One of his subordinates said he is going in the United Kingdom as of now.
Notwithstanding, a top EFCC official affirmed the turn of events however asked not to be named on the grounds that he had no consent to talk about the matter with the media.
Mr Uwujaren later gave an assertion expressing, “Agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 16, 2022 captured serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris regarding redirection of assets and illegal tax avoidance exercises to the tune of N80billion( Eighty Billion Naira in particular).
“The Commission’s checked insight showed that the AGF raked off the assets through sham consultancies and other criminal operations utilizing intermediaries, relatives and close partners.
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“The assets were washed through land interests in Kano and Abuja.
Mr Idris was captured subsequent to neglecting to respect solicitations by the EFCC to answer issues associated with the false demonstrations.”
President Muhammed Buhari designated Mr Idris bookkeeper general on June 25, 2015.
The position became empty at the time after the previous Accountant General, Jonah Otunla, left office on June 12, 2015.
President Buhari reappointed Mr Idris for a second four-year term in June 2019, in the midst of reactions from work bunches who said the bookkeeper general ought to resign in the wake of turning 60.
Mr Idris, a local of Kano State, North-west Nigeria, was brought into the world on November 25, 1960, and was until his arrangement in 2015 the Director of Finance and Accounts, Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.
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