The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained Abdulaziz Yari, the former governor of Zamfara State, for his alleged complicity in the N84 billion fraud accusation against the former Accountant General of the Federation Ahmed Idris. Yari chose the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the Zamfara West senate seat on Saturday.
This was revealed by an EFCC source on Sunday in Abuja. Anthony Yaro, the chairman and managing director of Finex Professional, was also detained with the former Zamfara governor, according to the source. He stated that the two were arrested on Sunday for their suspected involvement in the fraud claim. Yari was apprehended at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday for allegedly profiting from the fund through Finex Professional.
According to the source, the N84 billion was given to a person, only known as Akindele by the previous AGF, via Finex Professional. The former AGF was detained on May 16 for suspected N84 billion diversion and laundering. Mr Idris was accused of stealing the cash through fraudulent consultancies and other criminal operations, which were then laundered through real estate transactions in Kano and Abuja, according to NAN.
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