EFCC Goes After Ex-Governor Yari Again

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has once again invited former Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State for another round of interrogation by the anti graft agency. This is coming barely two months after he faced several hours of questioning by the agency’s operatives over corruption allegation in February. Earlier in February, Mr Yari faced a long interrogation session with detectives at the Lagos office of the EFCC over an alleged attempt to illegally move N300 billion from a corporate account in a bank.

Although details of the transaction were sketchy at the time of filing this report, sources say that Mr Yari gave a lengthy statement to the commission’s operatives before he was released late in the evening of February 3.

There are indications that Mr Yari, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), might be asked to return for further interrogation as a fresh invitation letter dated April 6, 2021 was reportedly served on the former governor, asking him to appear at the Sokoto office of the EFCC on Thursday.

 

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