BREAKING: Court grants ICPC’s request to freeze Ex-Zamfara Gov’s accounts

Gbeleyi Abayomi

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has been granted permission by the Federal High Court abuja to freeze bank accounts allegedly owned by the immediate past Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a ruling on Friday, on an ex-parte motion by the ICPC, ordered that the accounts in Polaris and Zenith banks with funds in United States dollars and Nigerian naira, be frozen pending when the affected person explains source of funds and why the freezing order should be vacated.

Justice Taiwo ordered ICPC to publish the order within 14 days in a national daily and for the affected parties to show because why the funds would not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.

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