By Ononye VC
The embattled Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, has been suspended following his recent arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegations of diversion of N80 billion and money laundering.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed announced his suspension in a letter marked HMFBNP/AGF/SUSPENSION/5/2022 and dated 18th May, 2022.

Mrs Ahmed said the suspension became necessary “to allow for proper and unhindered investigation into the serious allegations in line with Public Service Rules 030406”.

The suspension letter reads: “Following your recent arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegations of diversion of funds and money laundering, I write to convey your suspension from work without pay effective 18th May, 2022.

“During this period, you are not expected to attend to your place of work or contact any official in your Office except for any disciplinary hearing that may be advised.

“it is expected that you will strictly comply with any instructions that will be forwarded to you in your current location or your known recorded address as stipulated in the extant rules.”

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