Fresh 50 Counts Of Fraud Filed Against Fmr Gov. Sylva Of Bayelsa

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Anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed fresh corruption charges against former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva before a the Federal High Court, Abuja.

This was revealed by EFCC’s Head, Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren who said in a statement that the fresh 50 counts of corruption were filed on Friday.

This is on the heels of the graft charges filed earlier against the ex-governor being squashed by Justice Ahmed Mohammed

In the fresh 50 counts filed on Friday, Sylva is charged alongside Francis Okokuro, Gbenga Balogun, and Samuel Ogbuku,.

According to Punch, they are accused of using three companies – Marlin Maritime Limited, Eat Catering Services Limited, and Haloween-Blue Construction and Logistics Limitd – to move about N19.2bn from Bayelsa State coffers between 2009 and 2012, under false pretences of using the withdrawn money to augment salaries of the state government workers.

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