Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, over the N80billion allegedly diverted by the suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.
Yari, who was governor of Zamfara from 2007 to 2019, was picked up by EFCC operatives in connection with the ongoing investigation of the AGF’s alleged fraud.
It was learnt that Yari was arrested at his Abuja residence at about 5pm.
The anti-graft agency also arrested Chairman and Managing Director of Finex Professional, Anthony Yaro, in connection with the fraud.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Yari’s arrest.
The anti-graft agency picked up the AGF since May 16, who has been suspended indefinitely.