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N900bn Fraud: Court Rejects Suit Seeking Probe Of Ex-Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari




An attempt to probe a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari has been rejected by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The group identified as Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPS) had approached the court in an exparte application to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Yari for alleged misappropriation of N900 billion.

However, the request was turned down during a hearing presided over Justice Okon Abang on Thursday, February 4.

Justice Abang who dismissed the suit for lacking in merit also held that the application was filed out of time.

He maintained that in line with the rules, the court lacks jurisdiction to extend the time for hearing such a matter as it is statute-barred.

Recall that the former governor was grilled by the EFCC over an alleged N300 billion attempted money laundering.

Yari was suspected to have attempted to move the cash through a company’s account in a new generation bank.

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