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EFCC Levels 50 Money Laundering Charges Against Former Bayelsa Gov. Timipre Sylva



Ex Bayelsa GovernorThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday leveled 50 charges of money laundering against former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva.

Vanguard reports that the fresh charges were filed following the EFCC’s disappointment following an Abuja High Court’s dismissal of previous money laundering charges filed against Sylva.
The report further states:
“…The charges were increased from the initial 42 to 50 by the anti-graft agency, thereby giving Sylva a tougher task to defend himself in the matter, which has already been filed and likely to be assigned to a new judge.

This time, the EFCC has carefully listed the acts of looting alleged to have been perpetrated by Sylva when he was the governor of the riverine state.

In the new charges, the former governor is alleged to have connived with three companies said to be close to him to commit the offences preferred against him between 2007 and 2011.”


  1. bruno FIERCE

    June 15, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    will they convict him. do they have enough evidence to convict him.

    that’s one thing about EFCC. they go and arrest a politician and make a huge spectacle, drama, pictures all over the newspapers at the end of the day, they don’t convict the politician. example dimeji bankole

    EFCC is the only anti corrupt agency in this world that will go and arrest somebody without any evidence. they arrest people based on suspicion. so dumb.

    • Zee

      June 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      They cut deals with EFCC for their freedom. A lot of them give some money back. I know this was what happened when Ribadu was there and I don’t think it has changed..

  2. bruno FIERCE

    June 15, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    so stupid. they are suppose to return the money they stole and pay for the crime they committed which is
    embezzlement etc.

    this country is a useless place, I swear.

    so if they catch someone stealing as far as the person returns the money, the person will be set free, so stupid.

    I am tired of this country I swear to God. its a foolish place. efcc u people are useless. if its to arrest and shame yahoo yahoo boys who are doing yahoo yahoo to pay their school fees that the one u people will know how to do (I dont condone internet fraud). but to convict a big politician, u people don’t have the liver. spineless fools

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