The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stated that it has recovered over 30 billion nairas out of the 109 billion nairas that are suspected of having been obtained through fraudulent means by Ahmed Idris, who is currently suspended from his position as Accountant General of the Federation.
The revelation was made by Abdulrasheed Bawa, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday during the weekly ministerial briefing held in the State House.
In response to a question that was asked about the independence of the commission, the head of the EFCC stated that high-profile individuals and government agencies across the board, including the EFCC, have been subject to investigation, which is evidence of the successful anti-corruption drive being carried out by the government.
He revealed that in the next two to three years, a Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) will make it more difficult for Nigerians to conceal the source of their income by laundering the profits of criminal activity.
He also revealed that the commission will, before the end of the year, publish countrywide auction real estate across 15 sites in the country. The goal of these auctions is to dispose of over 150 flats and apartments that have been forfeited as assets.