EFCC Arrests Ex-Zamfara Governor Yari.
Written by News Room on May 30, 2022
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari.
Sources within the antigraft agency said the former governor was arrested for his alleged role in the 84-billion-naira fraud involving a former Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmad Idris.
He was said to have been picked up at about 5pm on Sunday for allegedly benefitting to the tune of 22 billion naira from the 84 billion naira which the former AGF reportedly paid to one Akindele.
According to the sources, the anti-graft agency also arrested one Anthony Yaro who is the Chairman and Managing Director of Finex Professional – the company through which former Governor Yari allegedly benefited from the fund.
Former Governor Yari’s arrest came barely a day after he won the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for one of the three senatorial district seats of Zamfara State in the National Assembly.
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Meanwhile, the scope of the ongoing probe of the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reached 170 billion naira.
The EFCC has grilled a Permanent Secretary in connection with some deals in which he was implicated and are also closing in on a minister who was fingered in the allegations against the suspended AGF.