AGF’s Alleged Fraud: EFCC Nabs Ex-Zamfara Gov Abdulaziz Yari


BY EDMOND ODOK – It is now confirmed that the web of alleged financial crime around suspended Accountant General of The Federation (AGF), Idris Ahmed has caught another big fish in the person of former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.

Reports said operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Yari over his complicity in the N84 billion loot for which the embattled AGF is currently in detention.

An EFCC insider hinted that with AGF Idris already parting with ‘useful’ information, the anti-graft Agency speedily moved against Yari, who was picked up around 5 pm on Sunday with the Managing Director of a firm known as Finex Professional.

The source explained that EFCC’s armed operatives effectively surrounded Alhaji Yari’s residence in Maitama, Abuja before gaining entry to arrest him.

Though the Spokesman for EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said there was no official briefing about the incident, information indicates that Yari is accused of having benefitted to the tune of N22 billion from the N84 billion allegedly laundered and diverted by AGF.

Reports said the ex-governor is fingered for purported receiving the huge cash through Finex Professional but the details of the transaction were still hazy as the money is said to have been paid through one Akindele, whose full identity is yet to be unveiled.

By the anti-graft Commission’s verified intelligence, the suspended AGF is accused of diverting public funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members, and close associates.

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