Group Asks EFCC To Freeze Zamfara Governor, Mr.Abdul-Aziz Yari’s Bank Accounts
A Group known to be Pro-democracy and transparency-focus group together with some Nigerians has asked the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to investigate Zamfara state governor, Mr. Abdul-Aziz Yari for corruption and thereby freeze all his bank accounts in the process.
Some citizens had noticed suspiciously that The Zamfara state governor, Mr Yari was allegedly diverted the whooping sum of $3 million from the Paris Club Refund to erect an hotel with 100 rooms in Lekki, Lagos State as at May, 2017. Another report also said that he also diverted another N500 million from the Account specially for Nigeria Governors’ Forum to his Mortgage bank account to pay off an arrant loan.
The Pro-democracy and transparency-focused group used a report which was revealed by SaharaReporters which states that the Zamfara State Governor, Mr Abdul-Aziz Yari who is currently the chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum used the money (N500 million) he withdrew from The special Governors’ Forum account to pay off the loan he obtained from Mortgage Bank in 2013 which he used to purchased two properties.
The Group Said: “It is pertinent to note that the Zamfara State Governor is the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum and he is a high ranking member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and very close to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The EFCC must not just investigate Mr Yari, but freeze all accounts associated with him where government funds must have been diverted just like they did in the case of Mr.Fayose.”