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EFCC arrests ex-Zamfara Gov, Yari, firm CEO for complicity in AGF’s N84b loot

EFCC arrests ex-Zamfara Gov, Yari, firm CEO for complicity in AGF’s N84b loot

The former governor of Zamfara State, Abdullaziz Yari, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over his complicity in the N84 billion loot for which the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, is being detained.

The former governor, according to a top EFCC source, was arrested at about 5pm on Sunday along with the managing director of a firm known as Finex Professional Servces.

Sources said Yari and the chairman of a firm, Finex Professional Services, were arrested around 5pm on Sunday over a N22bn deal.

The former governor is mentioned as having benefitted to the tune of N22 billion out of the N84 billion which the suspended AGF is being accused of diverting.

The former governor is reported to have received the huge cash through Finex Professional but the details of the transaction remained under wraps as of the time this story was published.

The huge cash is said to have been paid to one Akindele, whose full identity is yet to be unveiled.

It will be recalled that the anti-graft agency had last week hauled the embattled AGF into its custody for allegedly filtering N84 billion from the public till, a development that forced the government to suspend him from office and announce an acting Accountant-General.

Recall also that the 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.

 

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