The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris has reportedly married a 16-year-old girl from Kano State.
Ahmed Idris will be 61 years old in November 2021.
It was alleged that the top government official lured the teenager and her parents’ with millions of naira to put up a secret wedding in Kano recently.
The development was disclosed to newsmen by a relative of the young girl who identified himself as Nura Bagudu, a resident of Dorawa in Kano State, Naija News reports.
According to Bagudu, the girl Husna who recently clocked 16 happens to the daughter of his late aunt.
He explained that Idris linked up with the teenager through a young lady. He, however, said the family had kicked against the wedding but Idris insisted on marrying her despite the over 40 years age gap between them.
Bagudu labelled the AGF as an opportunist who only want to take advantage of the little girl’s innocence to satisfy his sexual urge.
Narrating the event, Bagudu said: “This is our late sister’s daughter by name Husna; she’s just sixteen, not long that she clocked sixteen years old but it’s very unfortunate that a lady called Amina was the one that linked or brought the Accountant-General to our house in order to seek her hand in marriage.
“This, she did, knowing that this is a very young girl, what does that mean? It shows the accountant general is just after that small girl to take advantage of her youthful age.
“Immediately I heard, I messaged him because when I was working with the then Head of Service, I had the opportunity of having his contact when we met over a serious matter about the country. So I messaged him on WhatsApp regarding his wedding; I sent him my picture, that of my son, my late sister and the daughter, Hussain. He replied that it’s a small world which confirmed the wedding was true.”
Bagudu who leaked the event to SaharaReporters in a recent interview added that the Accountant-General had bribed some media organisations they earlier contacted for help and asked them to turn down the family request to expose his atrocities.
“He went as far as bribing this girl with a gold of over N200 million, iPhones, buying cars for her, giving her millions of naira – all to buy her attention. He started meeting different people that he wanted to know about the girl’s family; he married the girl, just like that.
“There was no investigation just because he is the Accountant General of the Federation. Why are things happening in this country like this? He even told the girl to go and look for any house of her choice in Abuja, that he is ready to purchase it for her.
“He is spending the government money and every media house we go to report him, he pays them not to air or report the story. Please help us for justice to be done. This girl is just sixteen years old,” Bagudu added.
He appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to kindly look into the matter, and not allow it to fade off as if nothing happens. Bagudu accused Idris of using his office to take advantage of the family.