Thursday, 9 May 2013

EFCC grills, releases Sylva on bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday evening, released the detained former Bayelsa State governor, Timpre Sylva, on administrative bail, after being grilled for several hours.
He was detained for a night.
Spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the development to the Nigerian Tribune.
The conditional bail is likely to require the former governor to drop his travel document with the commission.
He was arrested in his Abuja home on Wednesday, in connection with alleged money laundering and misappropriation of public funds while in office.
The commission alleged that he tried to evade arrest by hiding in his home before being eventually fished out by the operatives.
He had been earlier charged to court by the commission over alleged corruption while in office.
The fresh arrest was said to be in connection with a new discovery of alleged involvement in using diverted public funds to purchase mansions in Abuja.
Uwujaren did not say when he was expected to return for further interrogation.

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