EFCC arrests ex-Zamfara gov, Abdulaziz Yari over alleged role in Accountant-General’s N80bn fraud

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Abdulaziz Yari, the former Governor of Zamfara State, was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission () on Sunday.

In connection with the EFCC investigation of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, for alleged N80 billion fraud, the former governor was arrested at his Abuja residence.

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The commission arrested Idris on May 16 for allegedly swindling the funds by using proxies, family members, and close associates to conduct bogus consultancies and other illegal activities.

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Ex-governor was detained just 24 hours after winning the APC ticket for the Zamfara West senatorial district in the general elections of 2023.

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