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Alleged N109b Fraud: High Court remands suspended Nigerian Accountant-General in Kuje prison

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja has ordered that the suspended Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing and determination of his bail application.

Justice Njideka Nwosu-Iheme gave the order on Friday.
He adjourned the hearing on the bail application to Wednesday, July 27.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned Idris alongside three others on 14 counts of stealing and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N109, 485,572,691.9.
Others arraigned with him are Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, Mohammed Kudu Usman, and a firm — Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited.
The EFCC had accused Idris and his co-defendants of stealing and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N109.5 billion.
The suspended AGF was arrested in May after he failed to respond to invitations by the commission to answer questions over the allegation of N80 billion fraud.
Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed thereafter suspended Idris indefinitely without pay



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