Money laundering: Bags of foreign currencies intercepted at Kano Airport allegedly belongs to Ex-zamfara governor, Yari -Source claim
Sahelonline reporter from Aminu kano International Airport, Mamman Dawi, has allegedly said that after a painstaking investigation to the suspicious foreign currencies intercepted by the Nigerian security agencies at the Airport, the bags of money belongs to the former governor of Zamfara state Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari.
Recall that, last week, some security personal at the busy Aminu Kano International Airport, Northwest Nigeria, uncovered some suspicious luggages and upon checking discovered different foreign currencies stashed in them, which took the security approximately 4 hours to count.
The said currencies where at the end of rigorous counting said to be; $2.4 m, 1.145 million Pound sterling, and 3.19m Euro respectively.
Interestingly, after 8 hours of the interception, the former governor with some his Aids were sighted roaming at the arrival section of the Airport asking of the Airport’s head of security, the source revealed.
An Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC Officer who pleaded anonymity explained that, “Yes Yari, the former governor of Zamfara State had just left our office now after his last minute plea to induce us, to release the fooreign currencies under our custody which we intercepted via an Ethiopian Airline. In fact, our boss directed us to lock him up if he dear come back, “the source said.
Investigations further revealed that the former governor of Zamfara State has been in Kano for the past three days in connection with the seized foreign vurrencies.
It may be recalled that the former governor has been facing series of investigations related to financial scandals and is said to be reporting weekly to EFCC zonal office Sokoto where he faces 102 count charges of corruption.
Investigations further revealed that a closed associate of the former governor has also been invited by the EFCC for various cases of financial scandals involving millions of dollars.
Presently, a monthly deduction of 1.8 billion naira is being made direct from source against the government of Zamfara due to the huge debt the former governor left behind.