EFCC raids ex-Governor Yari’s home, makes ‘useful’ discoveries
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that it raided the residence of former Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, over allegations of economic and financial crimes.
Though details of their findings in the house were not made public but EFCC sources said useful leads and evidence were discovered to help them further their investigations.
Towards the end of his tenure, petitions against the further Chairman of the Governors Forum had poured into EFCC offices. Strangely, according to our sources, some of the petitions came from friends and political associates of the ex-governor.
EFCC’s acting spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.
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.
According to Orilade, we did visit the former governor’s residence in respect of 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.
A similar raid was conducted on the properties of former governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo.