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Breaking: EFCC Arrests Ex-Gov Yari Over AGF’s N80bn Probe



Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.

Yari was arrested in connection with the anti-graft agency’s ongoing investigation of the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

According to a report by Premium Times, Yari was arrested on Sunday at his residence in Abuja days after he won the ruling APC’s ticket for Zamfara West senatorial election holding next year. He had won unopposed.


The operatives of the EFCC took the suspended AGF – Idris into its custody on May 16 and he is being investigated over allegations of corruption to the tune of N80 billion.

According to reports, investigations revealed he allegedly conspired with others to steal public funds.


One of his suspected accomplices was Yari, who was arrested on Sunday on the suspicion of transactions between him and Idris “in the area of 20 billion Naira”.

Yayi who had earlier frequented the EFCC last year was repeatedly held and questioned by the anti-graft law enforcement agency over allegations that he criminally diverted billions in Zamfara’s funds kept in a bank.


He was governor of Zamfara State, Northwestern Nigeria between 2007 and 2019.


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