EFCC storms former Zamfara governor - Abdulaziz Yarion’s residence, finds 21 exotic cars

08/07/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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Operatives of the EFCC raided the residence of former Zamfara State governor, and uncovered 21 exotic cars. Click below to find out the reason for their action!

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed the residence of the immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yarion, on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in connection to the current probe of his tenure.

Residents of the former governor’s brother Jafaru as well as that of his friend Sha’aya Mafara were not spared as the team searched them too. The commission found no fewer than 21 exotic cars in the premises of the past governor who was also the Nigerian Governor’s Forum chairman until his tenure came to an end on May 29, 2019.

Yari was not in the country during the raid, but Naijauto gathered that he has been invited by the EFCC for further investigation.

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Abdulaziz Yarion in a visit to President Buhari

The former governor is under investigations for alleged disbursement of funds including the ₦35 billion on Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), ₦19 billion London-Paris Club refund, increment of ₦151 billion ongoing project liabilities and Ecological and Stabilization Fund. About 15 operatives of the commission were deployed to Yari’s home for the operation.

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EFCC operatives at the premises

It is to be recalled that Yari has been under the watch of the EFCC right from 2017, but they could not act because he was covered by the immunity enjoyed by office holders.

Confirming the incident, Mr Tony Orilade, Acting Head of Media and Publicity, said that officials of the commission were at the past governor’s residence in connection to an ongoing investigation, but declined giving information about the investigation. He said:

“At the appropriate time, when the investigation is ripe, we shall proceed to prosecution and we shall carry the media along.”

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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