EFCC raids ex-governor Yari’s home

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday said that it raided the residence of former Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari over allegations of economic and financial crimes.

NAN reports that the country home of Yari, who was also former chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), was raided Sunday night by operatives of the anti-graft agency.

However, reacting, EFCC’s acting spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday said the former governor’s residence was raided in respect of an ongoing investigation.

“What we fight is economic and financial crimes. Whatever allegations we have should be centred around economic and financial crimes,” he said.

The former governor becomes the second notable personality to be raided this year by EFCC after his tenure expired.

A similar raid was conducted on the properties of former governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo.

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