Photo: EFCC Operatives Storm Fesidence of Ex-Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari

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The country home of former Abdulaziz Yari was raided on Sunday night by 20 operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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The EFCC has not officially given the reason for the raid in Talata Marafa, about 100km from Gusau, the capital of Zamfara. EFCC operatives spent about five hours in the house, according to a report by Daily Nigerian. It is not clear yet if they got anything incriminating as the and his were not in the house.

Photo: EFCC operatives storm residence of ex-Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari

The former of Zamfara , who was of the Governors Forum for four years, has become the second politician to be targeted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after a similar raid on the properties of former Rochas Okorocha of Imo.


The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in Zamfara , Sani Shinkafi, had accused Yari, of looting over N251billion. He also accused Yari of leaving liabilities of about N151.1billion.

“Unremitted housing fund deductions from salaries from 2016 to stands at N1,431,645,305,99. The liabilities under the ministry of education which involves external examinations and institutions such as Crescent Abeokuta, Al-Hikma , Ilorin and Key Science Academy Abuja stands at N2,812,172.155″, he alleged.

Shinkafi further alleged that out of the two billion naira approved by the Yari administration for the payment of gratuity owed to retired workers in the , only retired permanent secretaries were paid N400milion, with N1.6billion unaccounted for.

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