More than 60 cases involving over N200 billion under the administration of former Zamafara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari are being investigated, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said on Monday.

 

The Commission’s Zonal Head of Operations, Mr Abdullahi Lawal, spoke in Sokoto while handing over 53 tricycles recovered from a contractor to the Zamafara State government.

 

The Zone comprises Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

 

Lawal said the cases ranging from individuals, public and private corporate organisations, Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) were part of over 200 petitions received in the zone.

 

According to him, the commission had frozen all bank accounts linked to the fraudulent activities in the course of investigation.

 

The tricycles were handed over to the Secretary to the Zamfara State Government (SSG), Alhaji Bala Bello Maru.

 

He explained that the recovery was part of the anti-graft agency’s painstaking and diligent investigation that led to the handover of the Keke NAPEP.

 

The Zonal Head, however, warned that contractors who have collected full or part payments and yet to commence, complete and or handover projects should mobilise to site in own interest.

 

He further appealed to the public for their cooperation by not hesitating to give vital information on corrupt practices in MDAs, private sectors as well by public officials, especially those living above their means.

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