EFCC to re-arraign Sylva over money laundering charges

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Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, said it would re-arraign former Gov. Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State on Tuesday Dec. 3 for allegedly laundering N19.2 billion .

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman said this in a statement in Abuja.

According to the statement, Sylva and six others will be arraigned on a 42-count amended charge before Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

“The other accused persons to be arraigned with the former governor are Francis Okuburo, Gbenga S. Balogun, Samuel Ogbuku, Marlin Maritime Limited, Eat Catering Services Limited and Haloween Blue Construction and Logistics Limited,” the statement said.

It said that the re-arraignment followed fresh evidence linking the former Bayelsa Governor with a bouquet of fraudulent transactions.

The statement said that the allegations borders on money laundering during his tenure as governor of Bayelsa State between 2009 and 2012. (NAN)

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