Court grants ICPC’s request to freeze ex-Zamfara gov’s accounts

Abdulaziz Yari

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted a request by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to freeze bank accounts allegedly owned by the immediate past Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari.

Specifically, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a ruling on Friday, on an ex-parte motion by the ICPC, ordered that the accounts in Polaris and Zenith banks with funds in United States dollars and Nigerian naira, be frozen pending when the affected person shows cause why the freezing order should be vacated.

Justice Taiwo also ordered ICPC to publish the order within 14 days in a national daily and for the affected parties to show cause why the funds would not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.

Yari, was an elected governor of zamfara state for two terms, from 2011 to 2019.

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