Former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, has regained freedom from the Department of State Services (DSS).
The Senator representing Zamfara West was released on Saturday night, July 7, 2023.
Senator Yari, who was detained and quizzed by operatives of the DSS on Thursday, was released around 11pm.
A report had it that Yari was detained by the secret police for refusing to respond to telephone calls from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The president was said to have called him to step down his ambition for the Godswill Akpabio who eventually emerged the 10th assembly senate president.
While another report said the DSS detained the former governor and serving senator, Yari, over N45 billion reelection fund released under former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Yari was said to have been implicated by the detained governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, who alleged that the former governor received N45 billion from the CBN to fund Buhari’s reelection in 2019.
Emefiele has been detained by the DSS since the second week of June after his suspension by President Bola Tinubu’s government which is investigating him for “corruption-related issues and abuse of office.”