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N84bn Fraud: EFCC Arrest Former Governor Of Zamfara



N84bn Fraud: EFCC Arrest Former Governor Of Zamfara

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested the immediate past Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul-Aziz Yari, as part of investigations into the N84bn fraud in connection with the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

According to Punch, sources in the EFCC confirmed that Yari and the Chairman of a firm, Finex Professional Services, were arrested around 5 pm on Sunday over a N22bn deal.

The anonymous source said, “On May 29, the EFCC arrested former Governor Yari and Anthony Yaro, Chairman and Managing Director of Finex Professional, for their alleged role in N84bn fraud involving former Accountant-General of the Federation.

“Yari, who was picked up at about 5pm, allegedly benefited to the tune of N22bn through Finex Professional, from the N84bn which the former AGF paid one Akindele.”

Former Governor Yari, who just won a senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State, has been under investigation for the last five years for allegedly diverting billions of naira from the Paris Club refunds.

Some of the funds have been forfeited to the Federal Government.