JUSTICE Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court on Friday, ordered the temporary forfeiture of the immediate-past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari’s bank account and two other firms linked to him.
The order was a sequel to an ex-parte application filed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
The companies are; Kayatawa Nigeria Limited and B.T. Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited.
The application filed followed an intelligent report that Yari and two companies were involved in some unlawful activity against the interest of the Zamfara State government and the federal government.
The commission’s lawyer, Osuobeni Akponimisingha who filed the application, alleged Yari and the companies received a large sum of money through their account with two commercial banks.
Apparently, the application stated, the money belonged to the Zamfara government.
ICPC noted that as of the time of filing the application, the funds left in the various account remained N24,289,910 and $669,248 respectively.
Consequently, Justice Taiwo fixed September 11 for the respondents and other parties interested in the proceeds of the accounts to appear in court.
They were to come to give reasons why the funds shouldn’t be permanently forfeited to the federal government.
Earlier, Yari was faced with cases of alleged corruption by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) who reportedly discovered 21 exotic cars at his house.
The operatives had searched his house in his absence, as the former governor was out of the country.