EFCC Goes After Ex-Zamfara State Governor, Recovers 21 Exotic Cars

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday said that they have recovered twenty one exotic cars after raiding the residence of former Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari over allegations of economic and financial crimes.

The EFCC team also searched the houses of Yari’s brother, Jafaru and his friend, Sha’aya Mafara and about 21 exotic vehicles were found in the compound of Yari.

NAN reports that the country home of Yari, who was also former chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), was raided Sunday night by operatives of the anti-graft agency.

However, reacting, EFCC’s acting spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday said the former governor’s residence was raided in respect of an ongoing investigation.

“What we fight is economic and financial crimes. Whatever allegations we have should be centred around economic and financial crimes,” he said.

The former governor becomes the second notable personality to be raided this year by EFCC after his tenure expired.

He is being investigated for alleged questionable payment of N19 billion from the London-Paris Club refund; N35 billion spent on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs); Ecological and Stabilisation Fund and how he incurred N151, 190,477,572.02 liabilities on ongoing projects.

(NAN)

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