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N80bn AGF’s Scam: Why EFCC arrests ex-Zamfara Governor Yari −Official

*The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission reportedly arrested former Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari, in Abuja, in connection with the anti-graft agency’s ongoing investigation of Ahmed Idirs, suspended Accountant-General of the Federation

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

For an alleged link to the staggering financial malfeasance, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed  arrest of Abdulaziz Yari, a former Governor of Zamfara State.

The regulatory agency reportedly effected Yari’s arrest in connection with its ongoing investigation of suspended Accountant- General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris.

Sources also said the former governor was arrested Sunday, May 29, 2022, at his residence in Abuja, FCT.

Abdulaziz Yari, former Governor of Zamfara State

It is recalled arrested Mr. Idris has been in EFCC custody since May 16, facing investigators over allegations of corruption to the tune of N80billion.

The erstwhile Zamfara State Governor was particularly arrested over alleged fraud relating to the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), sources noted.

A N20 billion “SURE-P refund” was allegedly cooked up by AGF Idris, to move money to Yari.

The anti-graft agency said the funds were purportedly laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja respectively.

Mr. Wilson Uwujaren Spokesman of the anti-graft agency in a statement, had said: “The commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.”

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