Former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva has been slapped with 50 money laundering charges by Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The charges were reportedly prepared and filed by the Legal Director of the agency, Mr. Okoroma.
Mr. Sylva is accussed of allegedly looting the treasuries of Bayelsa State government when he was the state’s chief executive from 2009 to 2012. Timipre Sylva is being charged alongside three other individuals who allegedly used three companies to loot about 19.2 billion naiara from the coffers of the state.
Just about 3 days ago, a former 42 count charge against Timipre Sylva was dismissed by Justice A.R. Mohammed without being heard. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is reportedly seeking to have the new charges assigned to a new judge.