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Former Governor Yari Arrested Over N84bn Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Zamfara State former Governor, Abdulaziz Yari on Sunday over alleged involvement in the N84 billion fraud leveled against the former Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris.

Quoting an authoritative source in the EFCC, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Governor Yari allegedly benefited to the tune of N22 billion through Finex Professional, a financial and management consulting firm.

The Chairman and Managing Director of Finex Professional, Anthony Yaro was also reportedly arrested alongside the former governor.

NAN’s source said the N22 billion was paid by the former AGF from the N84 billion through Finex Professional.

The former AGF, Mr. Idris was arrested on 16 May over alleged diversion and laundering of N84 billion.

He was accused of using bogus consultancies and other proxies, family members, and close associates to launder the funds through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja. 


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