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N109.4bn fraud: We didn’t promise ex-Accountant General no prosecution – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied promising a former Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, that he will not be prosecuted…

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied promising a former Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, that he will not be prosecuted if he volunteers information relating to his N109 billion corruption allegation.

An EFCC official with the Kano office of the commission, Abdulhamid Isa Muri, on Tuesday, told an FCT High Court that there was no truth in the claim by Idris that he was promised non-prosecution.

Led in evidence by prosecuting counsel, Oluwaleke Atolagbe Esq, during a trial-within-trial to ascertain the voluntariness of Idris’ statement, Muri said he obtained the statement voluntarily, adding that the former AG was never detained in its Kano office.

Idris was re-arraigned last October 27, 2022, on 13-count charges bordering on alleged misappropriation of the sum of N109bn, alongside Olusegun Akindele, Mohammed Usman and Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited.

Justice Yusuf Halilu has fixed October 29 to enable Idris open his defence on the trial.

 

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