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JUST IN: EFCC arrests ex-Zamfara governor, Abdulaziz Yari

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that armed operatives of the commission surrounded Mr Yari’s Maitama, Abuja residence before gaining entry to arrest him.

Although the spokesman for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said he was not briefed about the incident, sources at the commission confirmed the arrest to DAILY NIGERIAN.

Other sources however told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Yari’s arrest was in connection with the agency’s ongoing investigation of the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

Mr Idris was suspended, following his arrest by the EFCC on May 16 over allegations of money laundering through real estate investments amounting to N80billion.

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“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,” Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman for the EFCC, said after the arrest.

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