The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released from its detention facility the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris.
Idris was released from EFCC custody after meeting his bail conditions, according to the Head of Media and Public Affairs of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren.
“I actually do not have idea of what the bail conditions are but all I can tell you is that he has been released after meeting his bail conditions”, Uwujaren told journalists on Thursday in Abuja.
His release come amid reports that he may have implicated other top government officials in other cases of fraud that have been estimated at N200 billion.
At least one of those arrested was former the former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, who is still in detention.
Over two weeks ago, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, announced the arrest of Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira only).
Uwujaren 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.
Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.