Abdul’aziz Yari Flown To UK
A source at the airport confirmed to SaharaReporters on Saturday morning that “Yari is flying to UK on British Airways flight for a medical trip. He was even brought in a wheelchair.”
It was gathered that Yari was in a bad shape medically when he was brought to the airport ahead of the six-hour-long flight to the UK on a British Airways aircraft.
The 54-year-old politician was governor of Zamfara State from May 2011 to May 2019.
KanyiDaily recalls that in April 2021, Yari was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged illegal financial dealings and misappropriation of funds.
Before then in February of that year, he was also grilled by EFCC operatives in Lagos after which the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the final forfeiture of funds belonging to him domiciled in Zenith and Polaris banks.
Among alleged financial infractions against Yari include the sum of $56,056.75 reportedly lodged in his account with Polaris Bank; N12.9m, N11.2m, $303m, N217,388.04 and $311.8m said to be kept in different Zenith Bank accounts in his name and companies.
Last year, a Federal High Court in Abuja had ordered the final forfeiture of various amounts, estimated at about N700 million, linked to Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari following a petition by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).