DPP Withdraws N2.45bn Fraud Charges Against Former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva

Published 4 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 03:04 PM, 10/06/2015 (4 years ago)

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The corruption charges filed against former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva have been withdrawn by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had re-arraigned Sylva on the allegations, on May 18, before Justice Evoh Chukwu of the Abuja Federal High Court.
However, the DPP’s lawyer, on Monday, moved a motion asking Justice Chukwu to dismiss all the charges against the former governor.
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has just dismissed a 42-count criminal charge pending against the Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva.

Trial Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed ruled that the charge which was preferred against the erstwhile governor by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,‎ constituted an abuse of court process.

Sylva was in the charge, alleged to have used three separate companies and siphoned the sum of N19.2bn from the Bayelsa state treasury.

EFCC insisted that the fraud was perpetuated between 2009 and 2012 when Sylva held sway as governor of the state.

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XTnote at 06:04 PM, 10/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Who is fooling who here? Is this the change?
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PoliticxGuru at 07:28 PM, 10/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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wasted generation
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beneno at 07:44 PM, 10/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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ooooooooooh
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ignis99 at 09:01 PM, 10/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Yes the changes have just begun. I weep for Nigeria.
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asobcom at 09:15 PM, 10/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Madness virus
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saviourekpe at 05:17 AM, 11/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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uncle buhari...... how many times have i called you? I still the count the change you came to make
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saviourekpe at 07:32 AM, 11/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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uncle buhari...... how many times have i called you? I still the count the change you came to make
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echeeche at 12:07 PM, 11/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Nice to see
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elchymo at 02:48 AM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Na dem dem na
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