N19.2bn Fraud: Sylva’s Trial Resumes Tuesday

timipre-sylva1The trial of a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, on charges of money laundering to the tune of N19.2bn, is to resume on Tuesday before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, accused Sylva of using three companies as front to commit the offences between 2009 and 2012 when he was governor of the state. The former governor has however, consistently denied any wrongdoing.

The companies are Marlin Maritime Limited, Eat Catering Services Limited, and Haloween- Blue Construction and Logistics Limited.

Others charged with Sylva are Francis Okoburo, Gbenga S. Balogun, Samuel Ogbuku.

The EFCC instituted 42 counts of money laundering against the accused persons before Justice Ahmed Mohammed.