Court stops ICPC from seizing Yari’s properties


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) from seizing assets and properties belonging to former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari.

The court also restrained the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) from interfering in the matter.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order on Monday while ruling on an ex-parte motion for interim injunction argued by Yari’s lawyer, Mahmud Magaji.

According to the judge, the order was given to prevent the agency and the AGF from interfering with “Yari’s enjoyment of his fundamental human rights enshrined in sections 34, 35, 37, 41 and 43 of the Constitution.”

Justice Taiwo equally directed parties in the case to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit fixed for the 6th of September, 2019.

The judge however said the orders relates only to the properties of the ex-governor and not his accounts frozen on the orders of the court.

Justice Taiwo had on Friday granted the ICPC’s request to freeze Yari’s accounts in Polaris and Zenith banks over allegations of money laundering.

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