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Court Remands Former Bayelsa State Governor, Timiprie Sylva In EFCC Custody Over N6.5 Billion Theft


A Federal High court sitting in
Abuja today remanded former Bayelsa State governor, Timiprie Sylva
in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
until Thursday 7 June when the court will decide on his bail application.
 
Mr
Sylva who voluntarily appeared in court even with speculations that he
is outside the country is standing trial for alleged corruption and
conversion of N6.5 billion belonging to Bayelsa State for personal use. 
 
The former governor took a not guilty plead to the six count corruption charges read to him by the Clark of the court. He
there after asked for bail through his counsel Lateef Fagbemi who told
the court that the charges against Mr Sylva are offences that will
allow the defendant bail until his guilt or otherwise is proven. He asked the court to take notice that the accused appeared in the court voluntarily and will continue to do so.

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