October 19, 2018

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Yerima arraigned on 19-count corruption charge

Yerima arraigned on 19-count corruption charge

The former governor of Zamfara State, Ahmed Sani Yerima, will be arraigned today by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offenses Commission, ICPC, today for allegedly scamming former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the federal government, promising to supply 50,000 metric tones of grains without delivering the goods after receiving payment for same.

Similarly, the anti-graft agency in a charge sheet obtained exclusively by Vanguard, also accused the former governor, who amputated the wrist of a thief for stealing a goat, of diverting over N1 billion meant for the repair of collapsed Gusau Dam and the compensation of those to be displaced by the project for other purposes.

In a charge sheet prepared by the commission, which is to be executed in the High Court of Zamfara State today, the former governor, who is also a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, representing Zamfara State in the the senate, was also alleged to have proposed to sell some grains to the federal government without providing same after he had been paid.

The 19-count charge against the former governor also alleged that he used his position as the state governor between 2003 and 2007 to confer corrupt advantage to his associates. Read more

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