A coalition of civil society organisations has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to conclude investigation into allegations against a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.
The group also urged the anti-graft agency to charge him to court if guilty of the fraud allegations against him.
A spokesperson for the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, had in February confirmed reports that the former governor was grilled at the agency’s Lagos office over an ongoing investigation.
But the coalition, in a statement on Monday by the Executive Director of the Centre for Public Accountability, Olufemi Lawson, asked the EFCC to conclude its investigations on time.
“The reason why kidnapping, armed robbery and banditry have continued to fester is because of the wanton looting of the state by some of the governors who cared less about the security and the welfare of our people as enshrined in the constitution.
“We, therefore, want the EFCC, ICPC and other relevant agencies to conclude its probe of former governor Yari as soon as possible so that he will have his days in court. This is the only way to restore our dignity that hard work pays as opposed to the level of corruption which we are witnessing now. It will also serve as a deterrent to those who may want to toe such an ignoble path now or in the nearest future,” he added.
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