Former Gov Sylva surrenders to the EFCC, charged to court (with photos)

The anti-corruption agencies seem to be revving up the fight against corruption, especially the part that involves charging people to court. Just 24 hours after former inspector general of police was charged to court by the ICPC, the former Bayelsa State governor has been charged as well – this time by the EFCC.

Gov Sylva, who has avoided the media spotlight since Bayelsa State’s February 2012 gubernatorial election, voluntarily turned himself in to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and has been charged on six counts of fraud at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The court ordered that Sylva remain in EFCC custody until the bail application is heard on Thursday.

See photos of his appearance in court today (courtesy Sahara Reporters):


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