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Court Dismisses Sylva N19.2b case

sylva tJustice Adeniyi Ademola of the federal high court, Abuja has dismissed the corruption case filed by filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) against former Bayelsa state governor, Chief Timipre Sylva
The EFCC had filed a 50-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of N19.2 billion, against Sylva.

But the high court struck out the case on the ground that it was an abuse of court process.
The Judge held that since the charged had been dismissed by two federal high courts, and a resuscitation was tantamount to an abuse of court process.

He further said that the court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the criminal charges against Sylva who is now the All progressives Congress(APC) gubernatorial candidate in coming election.

He thereafter dismissed the case against him

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