The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, for alleged illegal financial dealings and misappropriation of funds.
Before his detention, Yari, who was arrested on Tuesday by operatives of the anti-graft agency, was taken to the Sokoto office of the commission where he was grilled for over seven hours, according to spokesman of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren.
Another official of the EFCC said, “The cases involving Yari are quite enormous and we expect to have him in our custody for one week or more.”
Some of the allegations against Yari include that he lodged $56,056.75 in his account with Polaris Bank; just as he kept N23.317.88m $614.8m in different Zenith Bank accounts.
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on January 26, 2021, had ordered the final forfeiture of funds belonging to Yari domiciled in Zenith and Polaris banks, while EFCC operatives, in February, grilled the former governor in Lagos.
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