Dirty Deals: Arrests Ex-Gov. Yari Over Alleged Role In AGF’s N80bn Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, in connection with the commission’s ongoing investigation of suspended Accountant- General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris.

Sources said the former governor was arrested on Sunday at his Abuja residence.

Idris has been in EFCC custody since May 16 facing investigators over allegations of corruption to the tune of N80 billion.

The former governor was arrested over alleged fraud relating to the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).

A N20 billion “SURE-P refund” was allegedly cooked up by Ahmed Idris, the suspended accountant-general, to move money to Yari.

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

“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”, EFCC spokesperson Wilson, Uwujaren had said in a statement.

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