Court orders freezing of accounts linked to Zamfara ex-governor Yari

Court orders freezing of accounts linked to Zamfara ex-governor Yari

- A Federal High Court in Abuja orders the freezing of accounts allegedly linked to former governor of Zamfara, Abdul’aziz Yari

- The court asks the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to temporarily take over the freezing of the accounts

- The court also directs the ICPC to publish the order within 14 days in a national daily for the affected parties to show why they should not permanently lose the funds

The immediate past governor of Zamfara state, Abdul’aziz Yari, may be in for more challenges as a Federal High Court in Abuja has granted a request for his accounts to be frozen.

The court granted the request of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), which sought to freeze bank accounts allegedly owned by Yari.

The Nation reports that Justice Taiwo Taiwo ruled on an ex-parte motion in favour of the ICPC on Friday, August 16.

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The court ordered that the accounts in two banks with funds in United States dollars and Nigerian naira be frozen pending when the affected person shows cause why the order should be vacated.

The court also directed the ICPC to publish the order within 14 days in a national daily and for the affected parties to show cause why the funds should not be permanently forfeited to the federal government.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) allegedly uncovered 21 exotic cars in the house of Yari.

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The vehicles, it was learnt, were discovered following a raid of the country home of the former governor.

It was revealed that the EFCC operatives also searched the houses of Yari’s brother Jafaru and his intimate friend, Sha’aya Mafara.

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