Abuja - A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed the N19.2bn fraud charges instituted against a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, Vanguard reports.
This came nine days after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission dropped six counts of N2.45bn against Sylva.
Justice Ahmed Mohammed’s ruling on a notice of preliminary objection filed by Sylva dismissing the charges as an abuse of court process brought to an end all pending EFCC cases against the former governor.
Also read: FG withdraws N2.45bn fraud suit against Sylva
The judge held on Wednesday that the charges instituted against Sylva by the EFCC were an abuse of court process since they were based on the same set of transactions involved in the N2.45bn charges that were recently dropped against the accused person.
Sylva is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and was a member of the transition committee of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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- News 24