EFCC arrests Yari, alleges ex-gov got N22bn largesse from accountant-general

The Economic and Economical Crimes Commission has arrested the rapid past Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’Aziz Yari, as portion of investigations into the N84bn fraud involving the suspended Accountant-Normal of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

Resources in the EFCC explained to The PUNCH that Yari and the Chairman of a company, Finex Specialist Companies, were arrested around 5pm on Sunday around a N22bn offer.

An operative of the fee who wished to keep on being nameless for the reason that he was not authorised to speak to the media, reported, “On May 29, the EFCC arrested  previous Governor Yari and Anthony Yaro, Chairman and Handling Director of Finex Professional, for their alleged job 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 by way of Finex Experienced, from the N84bn which the previous AGF paid out a person Akindele.”

The EFCC Spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, did not reply to phone calls on Sunday.

The accountant-basic was arrested about two weeks ago for approving some bogus contracts.

The EFCC had stated, “The commission’s confirmed intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds via bogus consultancies and other illegal routines applying proxies, family members associates and shut associates. The cash had been laundered by actual estate investments in Kano and Abuja.”

The PUNCH had noted that the commission traced at minimum 17 properties to Idris.

An official of the EFCC, who wished to stay nameless, stated the properties traced to Idris are positioned in Kano, Lagos, Abuja, Dubai and London.

He, nonetheless, explained preliminary investigations showed that the nation’s main accountant allegedly made use of proxies to invest in some of these properties. The fee would hence will need to invite some of the proxies of the accountant-typical.

Previous Governor Yari, who just won a senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara Point out, has been below investigation for the very last five yrs for allegedly diverting billions of naira from the Paris Club refunds.

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

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