A total of 978 Bars of Gold which allegedly belong to the former Governor of Zamfara state, Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari, valued approximately at N8.2 billion, has been intercepted at Kokota International Airport, Accra Ghana, by the Ghanian Customs officials, according to Sahel online.
The online medium reported that the bars of gold were carefully sealed in nine cartons of Rothmans en route United Arab Emirates, UAE, in company with one of the former Governor’s loyalists based in Lagos.
The Ghanaian anti-corruption agencies are said to be carrying out investigations.
Meanwhile, Mr Jide Oke who reportedly accompanied the suspicious Bars of Gold is currently in detention at the Airport detention facilities.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, had, many years ago, uncovered a Five Star Hotel in Lagos, which allegedly belonged to the former Governor of Zamfara state, Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari. In the process, an investigation shows that Yari built the Hotel with Zamfara state bailouts funds that were meant to pay salaries and outstanding retired Civil Servants gratuities.