Ghana intercepts 978 bars of gold worth N8b allegedly belonging to ex-Zamfara Governor
Ghana security agents have reportedly intercepted a total of 978 Bars of Gold which allegedly belong to the former Governor of Zamfara state Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari, valued approximately at 8.2 billion Naira, according to Sahel Newspaper.
The interception took place at Kokota International Airport Accra Ghana by Ghanian Customs officials.
Sahel reported that the bars of gold was carefully sealed in 9 cartons of Rothmans en route to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Company of one of the former Governor’s Lagos based loyalist.
At as the time of filling this report, Ghanaian anti-corruption agencies are carrying out an investigation.
Meanwhile, Mr. Jide Oke who accompanied the suspicious bars of gold is currently under the Airport detention facilities.
Few years ago, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) uncovered a five Star Hotel in Lagos which allegedly belonged to the former Governor of Zamfara State.
According to investigations, the former governor built the Hotel with Zamfara state bailouts funds that was meant to pay salaries and outstanding retired Civil Servants gratuities.