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Sylva's trial on alleged N19bn fraud resumes Tuesday

By The Citizen
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The trial of a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, accused of money laundering charges involving N19.2bn, will resume on Tuesday (today) before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission accused Sylva of using three companies to commit the offences between 2009 and 2012 as governor of the state.

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.