Yari Remains In Custody As Suspended AGF Idris Regains Freedom
EMERGENCY DIGEST- The suspended Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has reunited with his family members after he was released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Idris, who was arrested by the anti-graft agency on May 16 over alleged N80 billion fraud, was released Wednesday night on administrative bail.
The spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the release of the embattled senior government official to our correspondent on telephone yesterday.
‘’We only released him on administrative bail. He has been released from our custody for now,’’ Uwujaren told Daily Trust.
It was reported how the commission got a court order to detain Idris for more days to enable detectives to quiz him on the alleged fraud.
A few days after his arrest, Idris was suspended by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed. The minister said the suspension was to enable him to face the probe.
Meanwhile, a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, who was arrested last Sunday at his Abuja residence in connection with the suspended AGF’s probe, was still with the EFCC operatives at the time of filing this report.
A senior official at the commission told our correspondent that Yari had yet to provide the necessary details regarding the ongoing probe.
‘’I can authoritatively confide in you that Yari is still very much around with us.
‘’He’s still providing us necessary details on how over N100bn disappeared from the suspended accountant-general of the federation who has just been released,” the official said.
When approached for confirmation, the EFCC spokesman promised to get back to our correspondent but had yet to do so at the time of filing this report.