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FG withdraws N2.45bn fraud suit against Sylva

02 June 2015, 14:17

Abuja - The Federal Ministry of Justice, has withdrawn the N2.45bn fraud charges instituted against a former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, Punch reports.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on May 18, 2015 re-arraigned Sylva on six counts of fraud before Justice Evoh Chukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Also read: Ex-Bayelsa Governor Sylva's case deferred

But the EFCC, represented by its Assistant Director, Legal and Prosecution, J.O Ojogbane, said the anti-graft agency was not part of the decision to withdraw the charges.

Following the withdrawal of the former prosecuting counsel, Festus Keyamo, from the case on May 25, 2015, it was handed over to the DPP.

Read more at Punch

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