JUST IN: EFCC Arrests Former Zamfara Governor Yari

JUST IN: EFCC Arrests Former Zamfara Governor Yari

By Wires Editor | The Trent on May 30, 2022
Abdulaziz Yari, the immediate past governor of Zamfara
Abdulaziz Yari, the immediate past governor of Zamfara pictured at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday (3/12/2018) | Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN

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 N84 billion fraud involving a former Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmad Idris.

He was said to have been picked up at about 5pm on Sunday, May 29, 2022, for allegedly benefitting to the tune of N22 billion from the N84 billion 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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