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Sylva regains freedom

After spending a night with operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja, former Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Timipre Sylva, has been admitted to bail by the anti-graft agency.

Although the former governor was still being held as at 6pm yesterday, a competent source in the commission confirmed that he had been granted administrative bail and that the man was about to go home.


The source said: “From the look of things, the embattled politician has been granted bail and will soon go home.

“It is true he is going home today after making some useful statements to us. That is all I can tell you for now.”

EFCC arrested the former governor, Wednesday, following his refusal to honour invitations to answer charges over fresh allegations of fraud running into billions of Naira.

The offence was said to have been committed while he served as the governor of the state.

He was picked up from his 3, Niger Street, Maitama, Abuja home

The operatives, who were armed with a search warrant signed by the court, claimed they discovered ‘very vital documents.’


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