Abdulaziz Yari, the former Governor of Zamfara State, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to the Guardian, Yari was arrested for alleged illicit financial transactions and misappropriation of funds.
The former governor is being held at the Commission’s Sokoto office.
Yari was interviewed for about seven hours before being detained in Sokoto, according to EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest.
The amount of $56,056.75 allegedly deposited in his Polaris Bank account; N12.9m, N11.2m, $303m, N217,388.04 and $311.8m allegedly held in separate accounts in the name of Yari and his companies are among the suspected financial infractions against Yari.