The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday detained a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, over alleged illegal financial dealings.

He was said to have been detained at the EFCC office in Sokoto.

Yari was detained after he had been interrogated by the anti-graft agency for many hours on Tuesday.

A top EFCC official told Daily Trust that Yari would be in the custody of the commission for at least one week because of the enormity of corruption cases against him.

“The cases involving him (Yari) are many and we expect to have him in our custody for one week or more,” the official said.

The former governor had earlier in February been grilled by EFCC operatives in Lagos.

The Federal High Court in Abuja had, on January 26, 2021, ordered the final forfeiture of funds belonging to Yari domiciled in Zenith and Polaris Banks.

While $56, 056.75 was reportedly lodged in Polaris Bank; N12.9m, N11.2m, $303m, N217, 388.04 and $311.8m were said to be kept in different Zenith Bank accounts in the name of Yari and his companies.

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