N80 billion fraud, Efcc arrest governor Yari Abdul'aziz of zamfara | The Countdown Nigeria
Connect with us

News

N80 billion fraud, Efcc arrest governor Yari Abdul’aziz of zamfara

Published

on

Governor Abdul'aziz Yari | Zamfara state

(C’Magazine) alleged N80 billion fraud. members of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission has arrested the acting governor of Zamfara state Mr. Abdul’aziz over his involvement in N80billion fraud.

Advertisement

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 for allegedly benefitting to the tune of N22 billion from the N84 billion which the former AGF reportedly paid to one Akindele.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement
Also Read  Nnamdi Kanu should be considered as part of Nigeria's solution, Abia lawmaker says

Channels Television had reported that the primary was witnessed by Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara alongside party officials from both the APC national headquarters and the state executives, among others.

Former Governor Yari contested for the APC ticket unopposed at the exercise monitored by a team of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state.

Advertisement

Mr Idris was arrested in mid-May over allegations of money laundering and diversion of public funds in excess of N80 billion.

He was reportedly intercepted in Kano State by EFCC operatives and flown to Abuja for interrogation.

Advertisement

Amid controversy trailing his arrest, the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, suspended Mr Idris from office.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending now

eskişehir emlak etimesgut evden eve nakliyat ankara gülüş tasarımı ankara gülüş estetiği lokmacı istanbul evden eve nakliyat ankara diş estetiği eskişehir temizlik şirketleri dental implant izmir nakliyat sakarya evden eve nakliyat eskişehir özel diş poliklinikleri ankara gülüş tasarımı inşaat gaziantep evden eve nakliyat mardin evden eve nakliyat eskişehir televizyon tamiri cialis fiyat canlı casino siteleri istanbul korsan taksi