Judge Ajayi ordered that Idris and his co-defendants be held in Kuje pending a hearing of their bail applications on July 27.
The removal order follows the indictment of the former accountant general on Friday, July 22, 2022, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The other defendants are Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, Mohammed Kudu Usmanand Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Ltd. They are being prosecuted on 14 counts of theft and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N109,485,572,691.9.
The EFCC alleged that Ahmed Idris, between February and December 2021 in Abuja, being a civil servant by virtue of his position as Accountant General of the Federation, accepted from Olusegun Akindele, a gratuity in the total amount of N15, 136,221,921.46 (Fifteen Billion, one hundred thirty-six million, two hundred and twenty-one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-one naira and forty-six Kobo) the sum of which was converted into US dollars by the said Olusegun Akindele and the sum of which was not part of your statutory compensation but as grounds for expediting payment of the 13% diversion to the nine (9) oil producing states of the Federation.
through the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, and has thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 155 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 and punishable under the same article.
Count eight readings,”That you, Ahmed Idris as the Accountant General of the Federation and Godfrey Olusegun Akindele as the Technical Assistant to the Accountant General of the Federation between February and November 2021, in Abuja at the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federation Capital Territory, as such charged with certain property, namely: N84,390,000,000 (eighty-four billion, three hundred and ninety million naira) has committed a criminal breach of trust in the respect of the said property, when you have dishonestly received the said sum from the Federal Government of Nigeria through Godfrey Olusegun Akindele trading under the name and style of Olusegun Akindele & Co., and you have thereby committed an offense punishable under of Section 315 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990”.
Rotimi Jacobs SAN the prosecution attorney while the chief Chris Uche SAN, represents the 1st defendant (Idris).