- Abdulaziz Yari, a former governor is displeased with a court order mandating him to forfeit some amount of money
- The former governor has disclosed what he is doing about the court judgment
- Mayowa Oluwabiyi, a spokesperson to Yari, has absolved the politician of any wrongdoing
A former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, has challenged the judgment of a court which ordered him to forfeit the sum of N248m to the federal government.
A spokesperson to Yari, Mayowa Oluwabiyi, disclosed in a statement on Sunday, January 31, that the former governor has appealed against the judgment, The Punch reported.
"The ex-governor's legal team had already begun the process of appealing the judgment at the court of appeal.
“We hereby enjoin members of the public to await the final determination of the case and expressed optimism that the verdict will vindicate the former governor.”
Oluwabiyi stated that Yari declared all the companies and businesses he had to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on the assumption of office and therefore has nothing to hide.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has responded to a recent report which placed the country as the second most corrupt in the world.
The government, in a statement signed by the information minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the corruption index by Transparency International is not a true reflection of the efforts of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to tackle the challenge.
The statement made available to Legit.ng on Sunday, January 31, further said the rating of the 2020 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI) would not discourage the government as it would continue to build integrity.
In another news, a special report by a reputable American foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has accused Nigerian elites of using the United Kingdom's school system for money laundering.
According to the report by Carnegie, rich families, especially in Nigeria and Ghana, hide under the guise of sending their children or wards to British schools to send abroad their inexplicable wealth.
Carnegie in a tweet alleged that the matter of laundering money through the exploitation of the UK's education system has been flying under the radar for some time.