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EFCC Deceived Me To Admit Fraud Allegations Against Me – Ex-AGF

By admin Feb 2, 2024
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The ex-AGF claimed that the EFCC told him they wanted to use him to get the Minister of Finance and some governors.

Idris and his co-defendants are standing trial on 14 charges of criminal breach of trust and stealing to the tune of N109.5bn.

Idris was arraigned alongside Godfrey Akindele and Mohammed Usman, and a firm — Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited.

During the Thursday court proceedings, a prosecution witness, Hayatudeen Ahmed, read out a statement dated May 16, 2022 said to have been written by Idris.

In the statement, Idris wrote that the EFCC promised him that whatever information he gave would not be used against him.

The witness was made to read the statement while being cross-examined by Idris’ lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN).

Facing the witness, Uche said, “My client told me he was deceived into making the statements after the investigators assured him that he would not be prosecuted and that he was not the main target, that the Minister of Finance and some governors were the main target. The governors are those receiving derivation funds.”

However, the prosecution witness maintained that the EFCC gave the embattled ex-accountant general no such assurances.

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