Abuja - The trial of former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the Federal High Court, Abuja, has been adjourned till June 10, 2015, Premium Times reports.
Sylva is accused along with Francis Okokwo, Gbenga Balogun, and Samuel Ogbuku, of using three companies – Marlin Maritime Limited, Eat Catering Services Limited, and Haloween-Blue Construction and Logistics Limited to move about N19.2 billion from Bayelsa State coffers between 2009 and 2012 during his reign as governor.
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Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, adjourned the case based on some certain issues which came up.
The counsel to Sylva, L. O. Fagbemi (SAN) had brought an application before the court praying that the charges be quashed, while counsel to the fourth accused person, Ajayi Olowo, in his own application, challenged the jurisdiction of the court.
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- News 24