The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has traced at least 17 properties linked to the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.
A source within the EFCC, said the properties traced to Idris are located in Kano, Lagos, Abuja, Dubai and London.
Idris was arrested on Monday by the EFCC for allegedly siphoning N80 billion and has been suspended by the minister of Finance.
A statement by EFCC said, “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. The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.”
According to the EFCC source, the nation’s chief accountant allegedly used proxies to buy some of these properties.
The detective added that from all indications, these properties were purchased while Idris was in office and did not declare them before the Code of Conduct Bureau as stipulated by law.
He added, “About 17 houses in London, Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Dubai have been traced to him. In Abuja, some of the houses are located in serviced estates.”