BREAKING: Ghana Security Agents Intercept 978 Bars Of Gold Worth N8.2b Allegedly Belonging To ex-Governor Yari Of Zamfara |RN

Sahel Online paper has reported that, a total of  978 Bars of Gold which allegedly belong to the former Governor of Zamfara state Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari, valued approximately at 8.2 Billion Naira, has been intercepted at Kokota International Airport Accra Ghana by the Ghanian Customs official’s.

Sahel online reporter Peter Amu, reported that, The Bars of Gold was carefully sealed in 9 Cartons of Rothmans en route to United Arab Emirates UAE in Company of one of the former Governor Lagos based loyalist.

At as the time of filling this report, Ghanian Anti corruption agencies are carrying out an investigation. Meanwhile, Mr. Jide Oke who accompany the suspicious Bars of Gold is currently under the Airport detention facilities.

Recall some years back, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC uncovered a five Star Hotel in Lagos which allegedly belong to the former Governor of Zamfara state Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari. In the process, an investigation shows that, Yari built the Hotel with Zamfara state bailouts funds that was meant to pay salaries and outstanding retired Civil Servants gratuities. (Sahel Online)

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Airport Cleaner Discovers Seven Gold Bars In The Trash |The Republican News

Sofia Lotto Persio

A cleaner at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport made a discovery that could change his life.

The man, whose full name was not revealed in the South Korean press, found seven gold bars worth 350 million won (approximately $325,000) in a trash can last week and, within six months, he could become the lawful owner of the treasure.

The cleaner immediately alerted the airport’s customs authorities upon finding the gold bars, each of which weighed 1 kilogram, wrapped in newspapers near in a tax-free area of the departure terminal. The police have identified a Korean man as being the owner of the gold and two other men as those who discarded the gold bars in the trash fearing custom control, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

Police believe that the men travelled from Hong Kong—where there is no tax imposed on purchases of gold—to Japan through South Korea thinking it would be easier to bypass custom checks. A police source told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper that it is common for criminals to smuggle gold into Japan through South Korea—a crime that has been on the rise since Japan increased the tax on goods purchased abroad from 5 to 8 percent in April 2014.

In January, seven South Korean women were caught smuggling gold to Japan after an x-ray scan detected a number of metal blocks each weighing 200 grams in their abdomen, Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported at the time.

The investigation will now have to ascertain that the gold isn’t connected to criminal activity. If that’s the case and if the owner of the ingots does not come forward to claim them, the cleaner will be able to claim the discovery as his legitimate property thanks to the country’s “finders keepers” law on lost and found items, according to The Korea Times.

Even if the gold bars owners claim his treasure, under the South Korean law the cleaner could still be awarded between 5 and 20 percent of its market value, ranging from $16,000 to $65,000   (Newsweek)

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