EFCC Files Fresh Charge Against Ex-Bayelsa Governor, Mr. Timipre Sylva

(m) at 12-06-2015 09:34PM (4 years ago)

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has filed a fresh charge of alleged corruption against a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Timipre Sylva.
This is coming few days after a Federal High Court in Abuja, dismissed a 42-count charge against the former governor.

A statement signed by the Head of Media and Publicity of the Commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, reads: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today, June 12, 2015 filed fresh corruption charges against a former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

“Sylva is charged alongside Francis Okokuro, Gbenga Balogun, and Samuel Ogbuku,. They allegedly used three companies – Marlin Maritime Limited, Eat Catering Services Limited, and Haloween-Blue Construction and Logistics Limited to move about N19.2 billion from Bayelsa State coffers between 2009 and 2012, under false pretence of using the withdrawn money to augment salaries of the state government workers.

“The action of the anti-graft agency comes two days after Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court dismissed the 42- count charge of stealing brought against Sylva and his co-accused by the EFCC, with the excuse that the prosecution’s application to consolidate the charges against the defendants amounted to an abuse of court process.
“The Commission faulted the ruling on the ground that it was premature as the accused persons had not taken any plea before the court.
“The action of the trail judge stalled the move by the anti-graft agency to consolidate the charges against the former governor having, days earlier, withdrawn similar charges pending before Justice E.S. Chukwu of the same court.

“The anti-graft agency awaits the assignment of the case, to pave way for the arraignment of Sylva and others.

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elchymo (m) at 16-08-2015 11:10PM
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Corruption everywhere. Probe him very well
zezprincess (f) at 26-11-2015 10:52PM
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Hahaha,nothing de happen,Na Apc man.oya court,discharge&aquitted!.
Ayodun1 (m) at 30-11-2015 11:34PM
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Hmmm...  Na wah o. APC" I hope say una never begin use style fall hand.

Ayodun1 (m) at 1-12-2015 06:36PM
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Now that even those that trust PMB are beginning to say otherwise. Only God can help.

charisVEC (m) at 6-03-2016 02:09PM
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Quote from: Sakibu Odunayo Oluwaseun on  1-12-2015 06:36PM
Now that even those that trust PMB are beginning to say otherwise. Only God can help.