Alleged N80bn fraud: Arresting Accountant General of Federation, Idris not enough – Ortom’s aide, Akase

Alleged N80bn fraud: Arresting Accountant General of Federation, Idris not enough – Ortom’s aide, Akase

Terver Akase, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has called on the anti-graft agency to ensure that the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who was arrested on Monday is prosecuted.

DAILY POST recalls that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested Idris over an alleged N80 billion fraud.

EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwajaren, had confirmed Idris’s arrest in a statement he issued Monday night.

Reacting, on Tuesday, Akase, a former governorship aspirant in Benue, said the suspect should be made to face comeuppance.

He wrote, “The fight against corruption should not begin and terminate with the mere arrest of suspects. We want to see culprits face comeuppance.

“A situation where arrests are announced in the media, the suspects show no sign of penance and some are clandestinely recompensed has rather festered corruption in the last couple of years”.