Crime & Society
N300bn fraud: EFCC grills former Zamfara Governor
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated a former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari over alleged N300billion suspected slush cash.
The cash was suspected to have been laundered through a company’s account in a new generation bank.
It was gathered that the ex-Governor was alleged to have attempted to move the cash in the account.
But the EFCC was silent on the identity of the company and the affected bank “in order not to jeopardize investigation.”
A brief obtained on Wednesday night claimed that “Yari was invited and interrogated at the EFCC’s office in Lagos on Tursday.”
“He made a statement based on preliminary findings and he was released on bail.
“All those connected with the suspicious attempt to move the N300billion will be invited too, ” the brief indicated.
When contacted, the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said: “Ex-Governor Abdulaziz Yari was invited snd quizzed in respect of an ongoing investigation.
“It is too early to give the details of the ongoing probe.”
Before this latest invitation, Yari has been under investigation on London-Paris Club refunds.
About $3million out of $86million was suspectedly paid to some slush accounts. From The Nation.