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: EFCC Raids Residence Of Ex-zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari

Operatives of the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Sunday
raided the residence of the immediate-past
governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari,
in Talata Mafara, about 100km away from
the state capital, Gusau.
Witnesses said the operatives, numbering
more than 20, came in seven vehicles,
including a bus for the operation that lasted
for five hours.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the
operatives arrived at the residence around
6pm and left around 11pm.
It is however unclear whether the anti-graft
operatives have found anything
incriminating during the raid.
Sources said the governor and his family
were not in the house during the raid.
Locals who trooped to witness the
operation, booed the anti-graft operatives,
chanting “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar…”
Last month, the governorship candidate of
the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in
Zamfara State, Sani Shinkafi, expressed
resolve to a court to compel the EFCC to
probe the tenure of Mr Yari.
Mr Shinkafi said he had written a petition to
the EFCC but no action was taken by the
anti-graft agency.
He said he would get “an order of
mandamus to compel the Acting Chairman
of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and
the Commission to commence investigation
into the alleged looting by a former
governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari,
amounting to over N251billion”.
Mr Shinkafi alleged that Mr Yari left
liabilities from ongoing projects to the tune
“Unremitted national housing fund
deductions from salaries from 2016 to 2019
stands at N1,431,645,305,99. The liabilities
under the ministry of education which
involves external examinations and
institutions such as Crescent University
Abeokuta, Al-Hikma University Ilorin and
Key Science Academy Abuja stands at
“The committee further discovered that out
of the two billion naira approved by the Yari
administration for the payment of backlog
of gratuity owed to retired workers in the
state, only retired permanent secretaries
were paid to the tune of only N400,000.00,
a whopping sum of one billion six hundred
million is unaccounted for.
“We call on the commission to investigate,
prosecute and convict former Governor of
Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, over the
misappropriation, diversion, siphoning and
financial recklessness of N251billion as
alleged by the Transition Committee
Chairman headed by the immediate past
Deputy Governor of the Zamfara State
Malam Ibrahim Wakkala,” Mr Shinkafi said.
Mr Shinkafi also accused Yari of going
against due process in the award of rural
electrification contracts to the tune of N25
billion to a company.
He also said the former governor awarded
construction of township roads across 14
local governments of the state to the tune
of over N75 billion.
Mr Shinkafi also said the contract was
jointly awarded and funded by the 14 local
government councils and state government
by the past administration without recourse
to due process.
EFCC is yet to speak on the raid.

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