Premium Times is reporting that a former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to the report, operatives of the EFCC are interrogating Yari over series of corruption allegations.
The former governor is said to have been held at the Sokoto office of the anti-graft agency for eight hours as of the time of filing this report.
source quoted in the report said:
“He honoured the invitation at the Sokoto office at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
He has been offered bail, but he has not been able to meet the bail conditions.”
Some Nigerians have been commenting on the former governor via social media.
Esan Kennie Paul wrote on Facebook: “Nothing will come out of it.”
Umar Zagga asks: “A major contender to the prestigious chairman of the ruling party. Could it be true?”
Ojo Ibrahim wrote: “Hopefully, the new face of EFCC will do the needful rightly.”
Patrick Adedamola Daramola wrote: “Recovered looted money relooted.”
Emmanuel Arubi wrote: “EFCC of no value, what did country benefit from them, looting from looters to their own pocket.”
Recall that the EFCC recently arrested a former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha. Okorocha was arrested at about 4 pm on Tuesday, April 13, at his Unity House private office in Abuja after a five-hour standoff with EFCC operatives who trailed him to the location.
Meanwhile, the staff of the EFCC been urged by their boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa, to be hardworking and devoted to work, adding that Nigerians are looking up to them for success in the fight against corruption.
Bawa gave the advice on Thursday, April 8, when he visited the Ibadan zonal office of the commission.