The suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who has been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N80 billion fraud has been released on bail.
His release was confirmed to newsmen on Thursday by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.
Idris has remained in EFCC custody since May 16, when the anti-graft agency arrested him for the alleged offence.
According to the EFCC, Idris was arrested for refusing to honour the commission’s summons to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent act.
He was later suspended by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, after his arrest.
In a letter dated May 18, Mrs Ahmed said that Idris during his suspension, is 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”.