Abuja - Two aides of the former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, have been re-arraigned on a four-count amended charge bordering on conspiracy and theft.
Ziriki Timipre Godwill and Wenibowei Moses Michael, the duo who served as senior special assistant (SSA) on persons living with disabilities and senior special assistant (SSA) of youth and conflict management respectively, were re-arraigned before Justice Kate Abiri of the State High Court in Yenagoa.
Zikiri and Moses allegedly conspired and diverted the sum of N10 million approved by Sylva for the welfare of non-indigenes.
They were first arraigned in March last year before Justice Ajuwa Suo Motu of the State High Court but the case file had to be returned to the Chief Judge for re-assignment after the trial judge revealed that one of the accused attended the same church with him.
They pleaded not guilty to the amended charge when it was read to them.
Justice Abiri granted the accused persons bail and adjourned the matter until February 28 for hearing.
– CAJ News