Former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has been confined by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over alleged illegal financial dealings and misappropriation of funds during his terms as governor.
Yari was nabbed on Tuesday by officers of the anti-graft agency and was taken to the Sokoto office of the commission where he was locked up after being drilled for hours.
Wilson Uwujaren, EFFC spokesman who confirmed the arrest and detention of the ex-governor made it known that Yari was cross-examined for over seven hours before he was detained.
It was gathered by The Ravens NG that due to the enormity of the corruption charges against Yari, the ex-governor have to be in the commission’s custody for the next one week while investigations are ongoing.
“The cases involving ex-governor Yari are quite enormous and we expect to have him in our custody for one week or more,” the official said.
Some of the alleged financial infractions against Yari include the sum of $56,056.75 reportedly lodged in his account with Polaris Bank; N12.9m, N11.2m, $303m, N217,388.04 and $311.8m said to be kept in different Zenith Bank accounts in the name of Yari and his companies.
The ex-governor had earlier in February been grilled by EFCC operatives in Lagos, while the Federal High Court in Abuja had, on January 26, 2021, ordered the final forfeiture of funds belonging to Yari domiciled in Zenith and Polaris Banks.