Thursday 08th of August 2019
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Sunday evening stormed the country home of the immediate past Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.
It was learnt that the operatives, numbering about 15, came in buses and patrol vehicles and stormed the house located at Talata Mafara.
The search was said to have lasted for several hours.
Confirming the EFCC raid, the former governor’s media aide, Ibrahim Dosara, said the ECC had the constitutional responsibility to do so, stressing that, Yari’s loyalists will await the Commission’s further action.
When asked to disclose whether the EFCC recovered anything in the house, Dosara said he had no idea.
An impeccable source, however, said that, apart from searching ex-governor Yari’s house, the EFCC team had also searched his younger brother Jafaru Yari’s house, as well as that of his closest friend, Sha’aya Mafara.
Ex-governor Yari, a former chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, has been under EFCC probe since 2017 following allegations that he diverted part of the Paris Club loan refund.