Former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Sokoto office.
This came after he was arrested on Tuesday for illegal financial dealings and misappropriation of funds.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest, saying Yari was interrogated for about seven hours before he was detained in Sokoto.
Some of the 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 accounts in the name of Yari and his companies.
The former governor had earlier in February been grilled by EFCC operatives in Lagos, while the Federal High Court in Abuja had, on January 26, 2021, ordered the final forfeiture of funds belonging to Yari in Zenith and Polaris Banks.