By Abdulrasheed Yusuf
A former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, who has been accused of stealing billions of naira of public funds, has procured 370 cows and 3,500 Rams for distribution for the 2022 Eid-El-Kabir festival, Premium Times reports.
The Chairman of the Distribution Committee and former APC state chairman, Lawal Liman, disclosed this while presenting the allocations of the cows to the beneficiaries in Gusau on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former governor had earlier in the week distributed 3,593 rams to beneficiaries across the state for the same celebration.
Premium Times had reported how Yari was arrested and detained by the anti-graft agency, which is investigating the alleged misappropriation of billions of naira while Yari was Zamfara State Ggovernor (2011-2019).
Yari is also being investigated for allegedly benefiting from the N80 billion allegedly stolen by the former Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.
In May, the Federal High Court ordered the interim forfeiture of assets and monies traced to Yari.