The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has discovered luxury houses belonging to embattled Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris in Kano, Lagos, Abuja, Dubai and London.
Recall the EFCC arrested Ahmed Idris on Monday, May 16 for fraud allegations to the tune of N80bn.
On Wednesday May 18, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed announced his suspension.
In a recent development, an EFCC official (name withheld) who spoke to The Punch revealed that the anti-graft agency has traced at least 17 properties to the Ahmed Idris. The properties traced to Idris are located in Kano, Lagos, Abuja, Dubai and London.
He, however, said preliminary investigations showed that the suspended accountant-general, Ahmed Idris allegedly used proxies to buy some of these properties. The commission would therefore need to invite some of the proxies.
The source 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.
Efforts to get a response from the Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, proved abortive as he did not respond to text messages.