30th May, 2022
By Monday Ijeh/Abuja
Former Gov. Abdulaziz Yari and businessman Anthony Siyako Yaro have been arrested by the EFCC over alleged involvement in the N84 billion heist by Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris.
An authoritative source in the EFCC disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.
The source confirmed that the Chairman and Managing Director of Finex Professional Services, Yaro was also arrested alongside the former governor.
Yaro is the PDP senatorial candidate for Gombe South.
The EFCC source said the duo were arrested on Sunday over their alleged role in the fraud allegation.
According to the source, Yari who was picked up at about 5 pm on Sunday, allegedly benefited to the tune of N22 billion through Finex Professional.
The source said the amount was paid to one Akindele by the former AGF from the N84 billion through Finex Professional.
The former AGF was arrested on May 16 over alleged diversion and laundering of N84 billion.
Verified intelligence reports showed that Idris, allegedly raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.
Reports said the funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano, Abuja and overseas.