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Court dismisses N19.2 bn fraud case against ex-Bayelsa Governor, Sylva

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a case of alleged N19.2 billion fraud brought against ex-Gov. Timipre Sylva, citing “abuse of court process” by the prosecution.

Mr. Sylva is a former governor of Bayelsa State, and now a senior member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The court decision came more than a week after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which was prosecuting Mr. Sylva, withdrew part of the charges against him.

The EFCC said it withdrew a six-count charge of fraud against the former governor as a prelude to the consolidation of all the charges against him.

The commission had two cases against the former governor pending before two Federal High Courts in Abuja, and needed to consolidate them, the EFCC said.

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