Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)EFCC Corporate Headquarters,
Plot 301/302/ Institution and Research,
Cadastral District Jabi,
The Zonal Head,
Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)Sokoto Office,
ADDITIONAL PETITION AGAINST FORMER GOVERNOR OF ZAMFARA STATE HON ABDULAZIZ YARI FOR ALLEGATION OF OFFICIAL CORRUPTION, ABUSE OF OFFICE, EXECUTION OF FICTITOUS CONTRACTS, DIVERSION, THEFT, MONEY LAUDERING AND MISAPPORPRIATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS OF OVER N900 BILLION.
Please refers to the underlined subject matter.
I wish to humbly submit additional petition against the person of Hon. Abdulaziz Yari, the immediate past Governor of Zamfara State.
I am requesting the commission to look into the interest of citizens of Zamfara State, to invite Hon Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari for questioning, investigation and possible prosecution over his the role in the official corruption, abuse of office, execution of fictitious contracts, diversion and misappropriation of public funds up to the tune of over N900 Billion belonging to Zamfara State.
Since the inception of Hon. Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari administration, the State has been experiencing a high degree of mismanagement of resources particularly in the area of public procurement, there has been existing open abuses of the rules and standards in award and execution of public contract in Zamfara State. Official abuse of office, corruption, these were evident in over invoicing, inflation of contract costs, proliferation of uncompleted white elephant project across the State, diversion of funds through all kinds of fictitious manipulations of contract, systems and siphoning, and diversion of internal generated revenue through a proxy for personal gains.
- SPECIAL INTERVENTION FUNDS
Zamfara State Government received the sum of Fifty-Eight billion, Twenty-Four Million Four Hundred & Seventy-Seven Thousand Six Hundred & Seventy Naira One kobo.(N58,024,477,670.01k Billion) as intervention funds. Salaries bailout, Excess Crude Account, Commercial Bank, restructured loans from DMO Abuja, budget support, facility loan and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)CBN intervention funds from Federal Government for the following purposes.
A. Salaries Bailout:- This facility was federal transferred by the federal Government through the Skye Bank amounted to Ten Billion, Twenty Million, Nine Hundred & Fifty Thousand, Nine Hundred & Sixty Four Naira Thousand, Fifty One Kobo (N10,020,950,964,51k Billion) to Zamfara State Government at 9% interest rate for a period of 20 years for payment of Salary Arears to the State & Local Government workers.
B. Conversion of Commercial Bank Loan to FGN Bond:- This facility was facilitated by the DMO Abuja in converting State & Local Government loans outstanding as at that time to the sum of Eighteen Billion, Four Hundred & Thirty Four Million, Five Hundred & Twenty Four Thousand, Seven Hundred & Five Naira, Five Kobo (N18,434,524,205,50k Billion) to FGN Bond which will ease the State to have a lower repayment of the loan for a longer period of time. The tenor of the loan is 19 years at 14.8% interest rate.
C. Excess Crude Account Concessionary Loan:- This facility was transferred by Central Bank of Nigeria through Skye Bank to Zamfara State Government at 9% per-annum for period of 20 years tenor for developmental infrastructural projects Excess Crude Account was issued as collateral, Zamfara State received the sum of Ten Billion Naira (N10 Billion).
D. Budget Support Facility:- This facility was monthly granted to State by the Federal Government to ease budgetary shortfall experienced by the States. The facility will provide financial support to State and better position to navigate the economic challenge and meet its obligations. The State received the sum of Seventeen Billion, Five Hundred & Sixty-Nine Million Naira (17,569,000,000.00k Billion). at 9% subsidized interest rate, one year moratorium and for a ten year (10) tenor through CBN the repayment of this facility is yet to commence.
E. Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) intervention funds:- Two Billion Naira (N2 Billion) The funds were sourced from CBN for the expansion of business of SME in the State. No records of disbursement of the funds to the targeted beneficiaries. The Governor and some members of the executive council marginalized all the Stakeholders and shared the funds for themselves, the repayment is tie to monthly subvention from FAAC
The total of the special intervention funds is Fifty-Eight Billion, Twenty-Four Million, Four Hundred and Seventy-Seven Thousand, Six Hundred & Seventy Naira One kobo (N58,024,477,670,01k Billion).
- MISAPPROPRIATION AND DIVERSION OF PARIS CLUB REFUND FUNDS AND FEDERAL ROAD CONSTRUCTION REFUNDS.
A. PARIS CLUB REFUNDS FUNDS IN FIVE TRENCHES.
Monthly /Year Amount
- August 2015 N 10,020,960,00.00k
- December 2016 N 10,122,837,705.76k
- June 2017 N 5,442,385,594.49k
- November 2017 N 5,442,385,594.49k
- April 2019 N 17,196,040,647.17k
Total = N48,224,609,041.91k Billion
B. FEDERAL ROADS CONSTRUCTION REFUNDS: –
The Zamfara State has received the sum of Seventeen Billion, Four Hundred & Twenty-Eight Million, Five Hundred & Seventy-Nine Thousand, Three Hundred & Seven Naira Seven Kobo (N17,428,579,307.07k Billion) promissory note was issued to the State Government at a discounted rate.
Total refunds to the State Government = N65,653,188,348.98k Billion
- VIOLATION OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT AND AWARDS OF FICTITOUS CONTRACT.
v CONSTRUCTION / DRILLING OF 168 SOLAR POWERED BOREHOLES IN 14 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ZAMFARA STATE PHASE I & II
Zamfara State Government award contract to China Zhonghao contract for construction / drilling of 168 units of boreholes in 14 local Government area of Zamfara State in Two Phase at the cost of N 328,518,671.93k per unit, which amounted to the total cost of N 55,190,464,884.40k Billion
PHASE I was awarded in 2014 84 units at the cost of N 328,514,671.93k Million
= N 27,595,232,442.20k Billion
PHASE II Date of award was 2018 with 84 units at the cost of N328,514,671.93k
= N27,595,232,442.20k Billion
Total amount paid to the contractors was N33,683,971,378.00k Billion
The contractors abandoned the sites the consolation mark of the project is not up to 30%.
v RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT IN 14 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF ZAMFARA STATE
The Zamfara State Government under the administration of the former Governor Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari awarded Electrification Project to ALLIANCE TRADING COMPANY LTD at the Total cost of N25,992,654,151.90k Billion.
The sum of N22,599,763,796.29k Billion Was paid to the contractor till today the project is not up to 30% completion most of the site was deserted by the site engineer of the company.
v TRIACTA NIGERIA LIMITED.
The Zamfara State Government awarded a contract for the construction of Access road to Zamfara State University Talata Mafara (ZAMSUT) at the cost of N3,009,821,961.00k Billion.
The sum of N1,203,948,384,40k was paid to the contractor as down payment to mobilize to the site, yet they are nowhere to be found around the project site.
The sum of over N10 billion was paid to several contractors for the construction of ZAMFARA STATE UNIVERSITY T/MAFARA but there is nothing to write home about the projects, most of the contractor collected down payment and deserted from the site.
v CONSTRUCTION OF TOWNSHIP ROADS IN THE 14 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF THE STATE.
- MOTHER CAT NIGERIA LTD N14,560,132,640.70K
- EURO BOND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES N13,209,632,883.00K
- HABIBU ENGINEERING NIGERIA LTRD N10,904,553,238.42K
- CHINA ZHONGHAO N8,924,299,629.00K
TOTAL N47,598,618,891.21k Billion
The following company listed below are all beneficiaries of the alleged fictitious manipulated road construction contracts by the past administration of Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari the former Governor of Zamfara State. The records can be investigated from the ministry of finance
China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC)
Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company
China Geo Engineering Company (CGC) Nigeria Ltd.
v AL-YUMA VENTURES & INVESTMENT LTD.
Fictitious contract for the supply of fertilizer to the Zamfara State Government
v R & PARTNERS NIGERIA LTD.
Supply of Agro chemicals to the Zamfara State
- CONSPIRACY, UNLAWFUL PAYMENT, AND FRAUDULENT CONVERSION OF PUBLIC FUNDS BY USK VENTURES OWNED BY USMAN SAHABI KAURA
v The Zamfara State Government entered into a public private partnership agreement with saraha homes to build 100 housing units at Tsauni Layout off bye pass Road Gusau.
Under the terms of agreement Zamfara State Government will allocated Land and to provide infrastructures in the estate along the way, the original developer faced financial difficulty and transferred the business to usk ventures which is a gross violation of the agreement entered between the developer saraha homes and Zamfara State Government.
Zamfara State Government in the apparent fulfilment of terms of the partnership subsequently approved and authorized payment of N201,776,335.45k for the infrastructural development in the Estate to usk ventures.
Sadly, saraha homes refused and defaulted to make its own contribution to the projects, this ugly situation completely voided the Public Private Partnership Initiative between saraha homes, usk ventures and Zamfara State Government.
Curiously, instead of making effort to recover the money already paid to usk ventures by the former Governor Abdulaziz Yari turned to 360 degree and purchase the Housing Estate from usk ventures and also approved and authorized the payment of additional N500 Million.
The worst and disheartening since usk ventures took the possession of the business from saraha homes not one 9inch block was fix to add value to the project, he dubiously collected the money and deserted from the project site for over 7 years.
The commission should invite him for questioning, possible recover all the money paid to him fraudulently and charge him to court to face full weight of law and justice.
FICTITOUS PAYMENT OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO MAMMAN NASIR & CO FOR PROCESSING OF PARIS CLUB REFUND FUNDS
Mamman Nasir & Co
v Fictitious payment of consultancy services for the processing of payment for approval on Paris Cub Refund funds. N544,238,559.45k Million out of second batch of June 2017.
v Fictitious payment of consultancy service to consultant for the process of third batch November 2017 of Paris Club Refund funds N544,238,559.45k
v Fictitious transfer of N3 Billion to ministry of Local Government & Chieftaincy affairs out of Paris Club Refund funds
v Fictitious and illegal transfer of N377,615,412.50k Million to Executive Chairman Hajj Commission for the 250 official pilgrims from the state
v Payment for 21 official seats to officials of the Hajj Commission N17,295,975.48k
v Pre-Hajj visit by the officials of the commission N5,678,000.00k
v Fictitious withdrawal of N300 Million for preparation for immunization out of the Paris Club Refund funds.
v Fictitious and illegal diversion of N4.2 Billion to Permanent Secretary ministry for local Government & Chieftaincy affairs out of the first batch December 2016 Paris Club Refund funds.
v Permanent Secretary Cabinet affairs fictitious payment to committee on armed bandit victims = N196,060,000.00k
v Fictitious payment to Borini Prono payment for construction of work N460,594,612.23k
v Fictitious payment of land compensation at Federal University Gusau (FUG) N340,082,861.25k
v Dantata & Sawoe payment for road construction Dauran B/Tsaba Road N2,244,359,697.91k
v MOE payment for construction & renovation of schools N864,073,141.00k
v Permanent Secretary Ministry for Local Government & Chieftaincy affairs fictitious payment of N4.2 Billion
v Fictitious supply and payment of vehicle at the office of Permanent Secretary general services
= N1,025,000,000.00k Billion
v Fictitious transfer of Paris Club Refund to Ministry for Local Government & Chieftaincy affairs N2,035,705,000.00k Billion
= N4,262,560,629.83k Billion
NAHUCE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY NIGERIA LTD OWNED BY ALHAJI NABURE NAHUCE
Fictitious payment for the road construction at Nahuce Kyambara way =N158,022,365.34k and additional N100 Million Naira
FRAUDULENT DIVERSION OF THE INTERNAL GENERATED REVENUE USING ANSHAIAB INTERGRATED GLOBAL RESOURCES AS CONDUIT PIPE TO SIPHONE FUNDS BELONGING TO ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNMENT FOR PERSONAL ENRICHMENT.
Fictitious payment to ANSHAIAB INTERGRATED GLOBAL RESOURCES by Zamfara State Board of Internal Revenue from January to December 2018 collected the payment of N182,853,661.85k Million
Additional Payment of consultancy services from January To May 2019
40 percent of the internal generated revenue end up in the private banks of the Governor Abdulaziz Yari friends and cronies which is meant for developmental project in the State.
FITCTITIOUS PAYMENT TO SHENZEN ENGINEERING AND USMAN SAHABI KAURA THE COMPANY IS OWNED BY MR. TANG (CHINESE NATIONAL).
The sum of over N600Million was paid to Mr Tang (Chinese national) and Usman Kaura to establish exploration camp in Wano, Maru and buy drilling rigs, trucks, cranes, water tankers, laboratory equipment etc. under a joint venture with Zamfara state government but the money was misappropriated. Only foundation was done in Wano and few rooms were constructed in Maru. The two sites were abandoned and no trace of trucks, laboratory, drilling rigs and other exploration equipment were imported and supplied to the state government. The approval was obtained by ministry of environment and the money paid into the account of SHENZHEN ENGINEERING LTD owned by Mr Tang along with Usman Kaura. Detailed forensic audit of the project and money paid will reveal the truth.
Fictitious payment to the contractors, Zamfara State Government paid 30% down payment but they are yet to mobilize to the project site, the fund was diverted for personal gains.
v JUMMAINA ENTERPRISE LTD 14/4/2019
Construction of 1Nr Block of Laboratory & Furnishing N6,713,653.52
Construction of 1Nr Block of Library & Furnishing N9,777,297.92
Construction of 4 blocks of 3 classroom office and store N23,896,340.16
Construction of 2 blocks of semidetached houses N14,612,963.52
Construction of 1 exam hall and dining hall N5,990,476.80k
v ABDULLAHI ALFA
External Electrification of Street Lightening & Water Reticulation N6,140,060.00k
v Construction of Copers Lodge N12,060,449.40k
v Construction of Kitchen Block N3,775,738.59k
v Construction of Library N9,591,613.58k
v Construction of 2 Block Of 3 Classroom N12,035724.31k
v ALHAJI ABDULLAHI KUSA
Construction of Wall Fence Fancy N14,955,701.30k
v MUHAMMAD DAN TSITO
Construction of Wall Fence Plain N11,663,683.40k
v S/PAWA ARZAKA RINI
Construction 3Nr Block of Pits; VIP Latrine N2,848,410,20K
v SAIDU S/PAWA B/TUDU
Civil works N4,000,000.00K
v ALHAJI MUSA MALLAHA
Construction of Auditorium N149,351,964.3k
v SADIMUS GLOBAL
Construction of Vice Chancellor Resident N140,993,879.44k
v YAHAYA AHMAD
Renovation and Rehabilitation of Blocks 2 Classroom with Office
v YUSUF MARAFA
Renovation of Blocks Of 2 Blocks Classroom Only N2,471,505.96k
v YAKUBU YARIMAN GORA
Renovation Of 2 Blocks of Classroom Special N3,103,502.01k
v ALHAJI MAKKA G. GORA
Renovation and Rehabilitation of Block Of 3 Classroom UBE Type
v ANSHAIAB INTERGRATED GLOBAL RESOURCES LTD.
Rehabilitation of 33kv line from T/Mafara to Tashar Auwali & Sauna & others in T/Marafa LGA N105,752,953.60k
v EKPEMI INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT Ltd.
Renovation & Reconstruction of T/Marafa Emir’s Palace at T/Marafa
v ALHAJI ISMAILA S/PAWA GENERAL ENTERPRISES
Construction of 4 No. solar Borehole & 5 No. of 40,000 Ltrs Galvanized overhead Steel Tank at Maru Hayi, Maru LGA, Kaiwa Lamba & Dumfawa Town in Zumi LGA N101,178,570.00k
v ALHAJI ISMAILA S/PAWA GENERAL ENTERPRISES
Extension of 33kv line from Kadauri to Jabaka Town, Additional Electrification of Mayanchi Anka Junction & Extension of 33kv line at Maru to Jabaka Town all in Maru LGA N122,021,831.00k
v ALHAJI RILWANU IBRAHIM MILO
Electrification Project At Dantako Village In T/Marafa LGA N98,164,808.73k
v Fictitious payment to Syndicate construction company for Construction of access road & reticulation and electricity by Ministry of Housing N280,978,209.52k
v Fictitious payment to Tanko Jega to supply Tricycle to Zamfara State Poverty Alleviation N234,250.00k
v MUHAMMADU D/MAI MIYA
Completion Of 2 Bedrooms N3,460,00,00k
v MUHAMMADU DAN MALIKI
Construction of Administration Block N463,438.46k
v ALHAJI AMINU DOYA
Construction of Library Block N6,713,653.57k
v ALHAJI BACHIRU JANBARO
Construction of Examination Hall N6,291,530.57k
v ALHAJI MARAFA KAYA
Construction Of 3Nr Of Blocks Of 3 Classroom N18,053,586.47k
v ALHAJI USMAN GARKA GORA
Construction of Mosque Block N4,478,138.58k
v ALHAJI MUHAMMADU D/WANTE
Construction of Library Block N9,591,615.58k
v MUSA DAGERA
Construction Of Kitchen Block N3,775,738.89k
v ALHAJI UWAISU LIMANCHI
Construction Of Copers Lodge N12,060,449.52k
v SHEHU MUHAMMAD
Construction Of Gate And Gate House N1,739,571.60k
v SHEHU MUHAMMAD
Construction Wall Fence Fancy N2,378,735.62
v HALI ASHU YARKOFOJI
Renovation Of A Block Of 3 Classrooms And Office (UBE Type) N3,626,961.65
- HON. MUKHTAR SHEHU IDRIS (KOGUNAN HUSAU)BREACH OF TRUST, OFFICIAL ABUSE OF OFFICE FOR PERSONAL ENRICHMENT BY USING HIS CONSULTANCY FIRM TO DEFRAUD ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNMENT
v Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria FMBN approved loan facility of N797,665,704.00K to Zamfara Housing Corporation for the construction of 262 Housing units of Two and Three bedroom for the civil servants in the state through Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris (Kogunan Gusau) who was a commissioner for Housing and Town Planning and doubled as consultant during Abdulaziz Yari first tenure. Using consultancy firm Flamingo resources consultancy service Ltd defrauded the State Government and carted away a whooping sum of N150 Million in the name of consultancy service for getting the approval from the FMBN.
v ABUSE OF OFFICE, CONSPIRACY & VIOLATION OF BUDGETARY PROVISIONS AND PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT BY THE HON.MUTTAKA RINI AND BELLO DAN KANDE GAMJI FRAUDULENTLY AWARDED CONTRACT OVER OF N136,BILLION.
The Two former commissioners that served during the first and second tenure of Abdulaziz Yari from 2011 – 2019 fraudulently award contracts of over the fee of N136 Billion which violated the Zamfara State approved budgetary provision and gross violation of public procurement Act. Ministry for Local Government & Chieftancy affairs does not have vote of charge to award road Construction, rural electrification project, drilling and construction of boreholes.
- OFFICIAL CORRUPTION, ABUSE OF OFFICE, AND PERSONAL ENRICHMENT BY PROF. ABDULLAHI MUHAMMAD SHINKAFI, FORMER SECRETARY TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FRAUDULENTLY CLAIMED ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNMENT (SSG)N35 BILLION ON INSECURITY PROBLEMS.
The former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi had claimed on the National Television Channels TV that the Zamfara State Government spent N35 Billion on the procurement of vehicles for security agencies in the State purchase of relief materials for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the State and payment of allowances to military & other security agent to fight armed to Zamfara State.
It is on record that in all the 14 Local (Government Areas in Zamfara State which were attacked by armed bandits there is no single IDP camp established by the Stale
Government not to talk of the purchase of relief materials for the camps.
I demand that the Commission to invites the former SSG to come and substantiate his claim
- ILLEGAL DISPOSAL OF ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNMENT SHARES FOR TWENTY-SIX (26) COMPANIES BY THE OFFICIALS OF ZAMFARA STATE INVESTMENT AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Zamfara State has allotted share holdings at about twenty-six (26) companies all the shares belonging to Zamfara State Government were illegally disposed and the proceed not remitted into the account of the State Government fraudulently diverted for personal enrichment.
v Unremitted 2.5% National Housing fund (NHF Funds) monthly deduction from then work salaries from 2016 to 2019 was N1,431,645,305.99k Billion concealed into unknown bank account.
v Unremitted deductions of N4,805,453,137.04k Billion
Which comprises of PAYE, VAT, Taxes, Zakat & endowment, poverty alleviation levy deducted from payment of contracts & workers’ salaries the money deducted had been diverted and siphoned into concealed bank accounts.
- OUTSTANDING BANK LOAN FACILITY FROM COMMERCIAL BANKS
v Unpaid loan facility from financial institutions indebted by the past administration of Abdulaziz Yari N57,996,730,718.30k Billion. Most of the loan facility borrowed from the financial institution were misappropriated, misapplied, and fraudulently mismanaged and left the State with huge defaulted loans with compounded interest hanging on neck of ordinary masses.
- UNREMITTED 15% STATE GOVERNMENT SHARES OF CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SCHEME
v The past administration of Abdulaziz Yari fraudulently unremitted 15% State Government shares of contributory pension scheme to pension administrators. N16 Billion on behalf of Zamfara State Civil Servant
v Withholding Tax deducted from payment of contractors not paid into State consolidated bank account N1,378,196,247.34k Billion
- UNREMITTED VALUE ADDED TACE (VAT)
v 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) deduction payable to the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) diverted and concealed to unknown bank account amounted to N1,839,499,146.83 Billion.
- PILGRIMS DEPOSITS EMBEZZLED SINCE 2012
v 2012 leftover was pilgrim’s deposits N35,579,000.02k were misappropriated by the past administration of Abdulaziz Yari till today the intended pilgrim’s repayment of their deposits is still not visible.
THE TOTAL CASH FLOW FROM THE VARIOUS SOURCE BETWEEN MAY 2011 AND MAY 2019 N620,303,997,422.95k Billion
THE FEDERATION ACCOUNT ALLOCATION COMMITTEE (FAAC) N303,470,372,999.26k all the funds.
Total funds Zamfara State received was N923,774,370,423.21k Billion from Federation Allocation Account Commission (FAAC)
Without including 14 Local Government Areas funds received from FAAC joint account for 8 years, Universal Basic Education (UBE) funds, TETfund, Donor Agencies and International Development Partners. If this are included the funds received by Abdulaziz Yari led administration may clocked the tune of N2.3 Trillion this shows you how he mismanaged, misapplied and misappropriated public funds when he is in office for the past eight (8) years to face the full weight of the of law and justice.
FRAUDULENT PRACTICE, CONSPIRACY, CONVERSION OF ZAMFARA STATE OWNED PROPERTY STONEHEDGE HOTEL (FORMERLY CALLED HALAL HOTEL).
Stonehedge Hotel situated at 104/ Kai Muhammed Avenue, Street Abuja, Central Business District. The property is owned by Zamfara State Government since administration of Senator Ahmed Sani (Yariman Bakura).
The past administration of Abdulaziz Yari entered into public private partnership (PPP) between Zamfara State Government and Alhaji Hassan Danbaba (Magajin Garin Sokoto) to manage and operate the hotel.
This is glaring case of stealing, unlawful enrichment, laundering of public funds, and conversion of Zamfara State Government assets as personal enterprise. The lowest room rate of the Hotel is N44.000 or $150 Dollars per night. Approximately in a month the hotel can generate N10 Million Naira, statistically in a year the hotel can realize N120 Million naira as net profit after deduction of over heads cost.
In final analysis the hotel can graciously generate at least N960 Million Naira in eight (8) years.
Sadly, for the past eight (8) years the said Alhaji Hassan Danbaba (Magajin Garin Sokoto) refused to pay even a dime to Zamfara State Government in fulfilment of the PPP agreement.
This completely voided the Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement initiative between him and Zamfara State Government.
v The commission should invite him for questioning and possible recover all the money he supposed to pay to Zamfara State as proceed for operating the Hotel for the period of eight (8) years.
v The commission should help the good people of Zamfara State to recover their property from him to avoid converting it to himself as personal property in future.
v The commission should prosecute him for fraudulent practice, conversion of Zamfara State Government property for personal enrichment against the interest of people of Zamfara State.
See the picture and the location of the Hotel attached in the petition for your information and further necessary actions.
ILLEGAL ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND IN UNITED STATE OF AMERICA (USA) OUT OF THE PUBLIC FUNDS LOOTED FROM ZAMFARA STATE TREASURY.
Abdulaziz Yari bought a property in United State of America (USA) for the sum of $950,000, the said 2.1-acre property is located at 14800 Bowie farm court, Bowie Maryland (Zip code: – MD 20721).
The deed documents obtained from the Circuit Court of prince George’s County Maryland USA showed that former Governor Abdulaziz Yari is the sole owner of the property which was purchase from a Limited Liability company K. Hovarian Hamptons, located at Creek Real II, Delaware, the company used to be known as Real Property Holding, with an address at George County, before changing his name on January 2011. The deed on the property was dated 7th of August 2012, while the approval of the purchase was dated on 11th November 2012.
After Yari had duly paid the sum of $950,000 in raw cash without any mortgage whatsoever on the property. In the same vein equally captured on the deed document is the sum of $5,225 which was described as recordation of tax paid and yet another $13,300 described as “Transfer Tax Paid” both inferring that former Governor Abdulaziz Yari operated a foreign account in clear breach of the code of Conduct Bureau.
It was also revealed in a Real Estate property tax information from prince George’s County that the former Governor Abdulaziz Yari till today is the rightful owner of the property
In 2017 estate tax was $16,583.10 He bought the property after fraudulently awarded N25 Billion road construction contracts in Zamfara State in 2012.
The Code of Conduct law expressly prohibits certain public officials from operating bank account in any country outside Nigeria. This include President, Vice President, Governor, Deputy Governor, Commissioners, Member’s of National Assembly and State House of Assembly and so on.
According to the deed document the former Governor Abdulaziz Yari signed the agreement in person with on Kimberley Armstead, a notary public of Montgomery County State of Maryland USA serving as witness.
Find the attached pictures and documents of the property bought by the former Governor for your more information and further necessary actions.
In view of above petition, I urged the commission to stand by the statement make by the President Muhammadu Buhari on 31st of August, 2019. Saturday, Act he lamented that Corruption had rendered development as well as dented the image of the country in the world. The President called on EFCC to redouble it’s effort in the war against corruption in the land, also urged the commission to spare no one irrespective of their profile in tackling corruption in the country.
I am appealing to the commission to thoroughly investigate my petition and invite the persons involved no matter their status in the society.
Thanks, looking forward for your prompt actions.
Alhaji (Dr.) Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi.