Mixed reactions have trailed the release of Ahmed Idris from EFCC custody.
Yoruba actress Toyin Adegbola, popularly known as Toyin Tomato or Toyin Asewo To Re Mecca has reacted to the release of the suspended accountant-general of the federation Ahmed Idris from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Spokesman of the anti-graft agency Wilson Uwujaren told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that Idris was released after meeting his bail conditions. He said:
“I actually do not have idea of what the bail conditions are but all I can tell you is that he has been released after meeting his bail conditions.”
Reacting on Instagram on Thursday, Toyin Adegbola lamented the state of affairs of the country. She wrote:
“Hmmm, My country my country Naija.”
See tweeps reactions below:
@Kheneth16 wrote: What’s the worst that could happen to him in Nigeria, most he gets to pay 10million naira bail and life goes on, probably even gets to retain his office afterwards.
@Dammylink wrote: This is past tense cos we know this will happen before.
@NwachukwuColl18 wrote: Meaning our money done go
@jidejamez wrote: China laughing at Nigeria right now
@almightyDIGGY wrote: A cab driver in abuja once told me that when it comes to Efcc or police nothing ever really happens. If you are stealing, looting or frauding; anything you do illegal for money just keep the anti-crime agency’s cut. If you illegally get 1m, remove 300k and keep it aside for them.
@GideonAmaechi wrote: As tax or tithe depending on what u choose to call it
@EstherOkokon3 wrote: End of the stories Nigeria jagajaga
@Ezi_NW wrote: Next 4 years He will contest for gubertoral election in his state
Idris was arrested on May 16 over alleged diversion and laundering of N80 billion.
The EFCC said verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.
The commission said the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.
It said Idris was arrested after he failed to honour invitations by the commission to respond to issues connected to the alleged fraudulent acts.
Investigation into the alleged fraud also led to the arrest of the former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, and the managing director of Finex Professional, Anthony Yaro, last week.