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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Former Bayelsa Governor, Timipre Sylva arrested by EFCC

Former Bayelsa governor, Timipre Sylva has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Timipre Sylva was arrested today Wednesday May 8th and interrogated in connection with fraud charges, according to a statement released by the anti-graft agency today.

EFCC said in the statement that the former governor "was found hiding in a dingy corner in the upper chamber of his expansive mansion," in Abuja after his staff told them he was not in town when they went to make the arrest. 

Find a statement issued by the commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, after the cut...


“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), today, May 8, 2013, arrested the former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva.

“He was picked up at his No. 3, Niger Street, Maitama, Abuja home. On arrival at the facility at about 10.00 am, the Commission’s operatives were told that the ex-governor was not in town but they insisted on conducting a search on the house having obtained a warrant from the court.

“During the search, vital documents were obtained. Ironically, the ex-governor who was said to be out of town was later found hiding in a dingy corner in the upper chamber of his expansive mansion.

“He was immediately whisked away and is currently being interrogated at the Abuja headquarters of the anti- graft agency. He is being grilled in connection with fresh evidence linking him with a bouquet of fraudulent transactions that borders on money laundering. Part of the new evidence includes a number of eye-popping real estate acquisitions in Abuja.

“The arrest of the former governor is sequel to his refusal to honour invitations by the Commission. Rather than appear before the EFCC, he got his lawyers to inform the Commission that he was unable to appear because he was sick, and hospitalised in Lagos. The lawyer had promised to appear with his client on May 7, 2013 but failed to do so.

“The Commission warns that it will no longer tolerate the antics of suspects who treat its invitations with levity.”

110 comments:

Anonymous said...

EFCC, can't arrest someone. Rather, they can invite you for questioning.

Na Wa said...

Yeah Yeah, whatever! Don't know who's worse sef, EFCC or the corrupt government officials.

Nonsense!

Next Please

BONARIO NNAGS said...

"found hiding in a dingy corner in the upper chamber of his expansive mansion"
quite shameful,anyway to others,they're still Innocent till they're stripped of their immunity.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Lmaoooo...first it was Alams disguisin in female attire,now dis!! Bayelsa! #imsleeptho. Lindaikardashian gudnite.

ayomide adeware said...

Na so dem dey talk...

Lexo22 said...

Good for him..... Onye kptara nku aruru si ngwere biara ya olili.
..... Sooner Amechi will follow him.

Anonymous said...

Let d ball keep rolling. Going d way of his oga. Can u people go after dat Edo state former governor. Abi una dey fear he papa.... Linda post my comment pls

Anonymous said...

Your sin would find you

9jagurl said...

Story! All na show! Watch dem go release d badt bayelsa guy after Unc Jona secretly intervenes. Nobi Naija we dey!
Yeye EFCC, Corrupt people, who dem wan deceive? Na today yansh dey back?
Rubbish! Oya NEXT!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Timipre Sylva again! Why is he hiding if he is not guilty, and failing to appear after being invited? Well, lets hope this is not another case that will be swept under d rug like the others, or treated with light sentences like the pension scam.

Anonymous said...

Dat serve him rit

uwag23 said...

This is fun.but will all know mr president is behind this arrest..corruption everywhere.mr GEJ fight it well avoid sentiments

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Good, but we need more than all this initial gra-gra that EFCC always does, we want to see them follow this thing to the very end, I am waiting for the day a highly placed corrupt leader whether past or present would be locked for good, I mean real jail!

forensic brain said...

Toothless dog called EFCC. Let them keep barking!

Anonymous said...

I think EFCC is now broke looking for cash.. Thief is aresting thief. Holy ghost fire kill all of them...

juliet igboekwe said...

mtcheww and then sometime in the future he would granted a presidential pardon

Anonymous said...

Don't worry dude, if you r found guilty, Jonathn wld pardon u, e sure

missy said...

Na so!just 1derin whom he offended dat ratted him out..oh well,dier biz!BTW are dose boobs??

Lasisi Segun said...

Abeg we know how this will end. They should stop wasting our time on this drama and allow him to enjoy his loot in peace. I know this present crop of leaders aint interested in tackling corruption. Next pls

wilmak said...

And our president would still grant him pardon after this.. *smh*

Anonymous said...

No doubt he is involved in money laundering, d only reason he is being arrested is cos he is in d bad books of Johnathan.

flairevent said...

Story bag! Effc is d most corrupt body in 9ja

Anonymous said...

What a shame. Actually Efcc has caught a lot of ex'leaders in regards to corruption...But that's where it ends,Johnathan's regime promotes corruption or let me put it rightly..Johnathan's regime Tolerates corruption. Let's hope they don't brush this one under the carpet like they do to all the other similar cases of money Laundring...

Pretty Girl

Anonymous said...

You can run but can never hide.

Anonymous said...

GEJ, I hope u'll pardon him as u did to Alamco.

Lanre! said...

Naija corrupt things! Dem go release Unc Jona broda sharpaly in 2 days... Una go see!
Rubbish EFCC!!!

Anonymous said...

Will this our so called politicians ever learn? They are so rapacious for personal gain and subject the ordinary citizens to hardship. They re impediments to progress they should just rot in jail.

Dr Kunle Odeyemi said...

All the EFCC needs to say is he has been arrested. The description of where he was hiding is completely irrelevant ! Is it meant to impress us and show that they are doing their jobs or is it meant to imply his presumed guilt because he was 'hiding'? Semantics by the EFCC is not important. They will not try him and if they dont focus calmly on their jobs, he will benefit from their irrational exuberance , which will be the reason for messing up any case they may have !
Spokesmen should not get emotionally involved in their statements or judges may interprete their statements wrongly. Easy to appear prejudiced.

chibuike said...

Soon everything will settle same old news nobe today.

Dr Kunle Odeyemi said...

All the EFCC needs to say is he has been arrested. The description of where he was hiding is completely irrelevant ! Is it meant to impress us and show that they are doing their jobs or is it meant to imply his presumed guilt because he was 'hiding'? Semantics by the EFCC is not important. They will not try him and if they dont focus calmly on their jobs, he will benefit from their irrational exuberance , which will be the reason for messing up any case they may have !
Spokesmen should not get emotionally involved in their statements or judges may interprete their statements wrongly. Easy to appear prejudiced.

Anonymous said...

See how ordinary this man now looks. Power is so transient. May God hv mercy on corrupt politicians.

Anonymous said...

Ok naw...but EFCC sld pls find a fitting bra fr d guy.

Vikky said...

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patalelx said...

Good! I hope it doesn't disgrace itself the way it did with Ibori.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why they can't arrest Peter Odili, his the former Governor of Rivers State and he stole so much money.

Anonymous said...

#lindalies...u dey trend on top twitter...u dey lie reach dat level???

efezzy said...

Well... U can't eat ur cake and hv it. I've been expecting dis 4 long. Even Ibori dat performed 100% beta was brought to book hw much more dis hardened drug addict. Same tin awaits all oda corrupt Leaders who tink dey can hv dia way wit d law. Smh....

Anonymous said...

when is GEJ going to pardon this one again? pleaseeeeeeeeeee EFCC be acting as if they are effective lol let them dem play with their childrens future greddy bastards

Anonymous said...

Gud 4 u, u meet moni 4 d state but u won eat am alone keep us 4 hunger nw were u end up? Hid n c nai u don dey do but u don c sey God pass u abi? No worry dis is jst d beginning Hon Dickson u dey hear abi? Mak una (govs) no worry God dey c una finish twwwwww

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Anonymous said...

Once again, the toothless bulldog called EFCC barks in the media. Nothing will come out of this. Case is over as it is. Where is Cecelia Ibru and the Bank Chiefs we were regaled with their corrupt dealings? Where are the subsidy thieves? What about the Pension Thieves? Abeg leave matter. How can you use DINGY and Mansion in the same sentence?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

GEJ is really tackling his enemies, am here chilling and waiting for the PDP in house saga or trouble come next year in preparation for 2015 elections.

Titilola Akintayo said...

See coward, why hiding if your hands are clean? or is the government witch hunting him too? No matter how much you amass of collective wealth your children they will one day curse you for the too easy life you are providing for them.

Anonymous said...

No mug shot.

Arise Naija said...

Good job done by the EFCC but I just pray they dont bury the case as usual

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Rayenter10ment said...

Bayelsa Again.....This guy is hiding? Hope he won't be worse than Ala....Lol. #Funny things over here

Zion Daughter said...

why d arrest pls?....let him be

BLOGLORD said...

abeg e! he will soon be released on a fine of 100k.
next!

Anonymous said...

9jaaaaa 4 show.

Anonymous said...

EFCC is more corrupt.if u offend Oga @d top he sends Efcc after d person.when will nig change

Anonymous said...

And yet! Lucky Igbinedion is walking freely!!
#I weep for my country#

NK' S PASSIONS.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 1.08am, I was also wondering how dingy the upper chamber of a mansion could be. EFCC and their demo. Lol!

somadina obi said...

"Found hiding in a dingy corner" lwkmd.......that one Bad oooo!

LawAbidingCitizen said...

EFCC and their witch-hunting! No agency in Nigeria is as corrupt as the efcc themselves with the only exception being the Nigeria police!

Anonymous said...

Dr kunle,you are right,the description of where and how they found him was not nessesary,can thy do the kind of search Boston police did......thy are here running mouth......security personnels are the richest in this country......obasanjo backed the arrest of alamesia...goodluck backs that of sylva.........uptil now they havent arrested maina....ndi ara..efcc my foot

~prodigy07~ said...

And the dog (EFCC)suddenly began to bark again.jona why are u doing this,witchhunting ur brother,karma surely awaits u. u will definitely be paid back in your own coin.

Anonymous said...

Na wei them don arrest d x-governor, we don dey alerted, bt when them go free em, I swear we no go knw, that is hw we operate in dis country called NIGERIA

Anonymous said...

Like seriously, how many years are they going to give him if he is found guilty. To a guy that was sentence to 45 years because of a phone while the biggest thieves are sitting comfortably in there homes.

Babaa said...

Ordinary Nigrian is getting wiser so let de so called efcc and their crime partners leave us alone, we know their pranks

Anonymous said...

EFCC is corruption itself, ifu dnt settle the ogas at the top, they ll come for u.imagine dat igbenedion ex gov of edo state with hitler beards, after ripping the state off 4 8yrs efcc said he stole only 2million naira with the masions he has, mtcheeww they shld just allow dis one go like dey ve bin doin the others nd btwn! Linda post my comment o

Lala

Anonymous said...

U r an idiot, why don't u simply say linda post this to assist the boy than that rubbish u typed dia. Everyone knows linda is kindhearted and has helped pple like this. Fools like you soil pple's name.am sure u've never contributed a shilling to help someone

Anonymous said...

But dey belong to d same cult so it will be settled in-house

Anonymous said...

Beside every successful thief is a successful solicitor. U wan try Mbaise woman? Nor go there o.

kelvin said...

the truth is he has been arrested

M.E.D said...

U jst took the words outta my mouth!.....they are all thieves!

M.E.D said...

Lmao @ fitting bra!

M.E.D said...

U jst took the words outta my mouth!.....they are all thieves!

Prince Nature said...

EFCC said in the statement that the former governor "was found hiding in a dingy corner in the upper chamber of his expansive mansion,"

If him no get roach for him cupboard why him dey hide naa. Anyway, dem no dey carry last.

Booker T Samuels said...

No disrespect to Bayelsans or whatever d fuck dey call themselves. You guys are a shame. D whole south south as a whole cus all ur uncles in power Hv done is steal, steal and mmmmmmmm steal.

Ralu said...

Ok, soon, Ameachi would follow the ladder to.......
Bia Linda why didn't you post my comment on the jet issue and his babymama? If you like don't post this one, all I know is that you read it, or you want me to give you link so u can follow it up or would you rather I bring you the info? Which one u dey sef.
I Waka pass.

Marcel Duplexis said...

And d moral of the story is: Don't bite the fingers of your political oga at d top, u can never be bigger than him! Qed!

Marcel Duplexis said...

With all d cash they steal, they still are not resourceful! Why should he hide in a dingy corner, when he could have built a panic room,knowing fully well dat Jona was going to get him sooner or later!

Anonymous said...

It's a pity dis saga is continued again. Who dey decieve Who. EFCC abi Fed gvt. Abeg make una sweep am under d carpet as usual.

Anonymous said...

EFCC go and sleep jor,u guys are even more Corrupted than Timipre sylva one million times.go and start from OBJ,then we will know u guys mean Business....

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

serious winch hunting be this

Cute G said...

This is critical!!!

Chikaka said...

GEJ's enemy. Look at how gaunt he looks! From grace to grass.

kelvin said...

many days for the thief one long day for the owner

Anonymous said...

This is not news abeg. Atleast I know I'm not a novice in this Nigeria. We all know the end of this thing. I dunno why nigerians even get excited when 'news' like this springs up. Btw lool he's my Neighbour.

Anonymous said...

Admitted, Sylva was a corrupt governor, but there are very few political office holders or military officers who had held political appointment in our country since independence, who had not been corrupt or enjoyed the spoils of office beyond the ordinary. The actual allowances and benefits-in-kind for public office holders in Nigeria are really outrageous and condemnable -they are at extreme variance with the level of abject poverty of the ordinary Nigerians and level of economic development of our country! I weep for our country! Anyway, God is visiting the thieves in public offices with terminal illnesses and making their children drug addicts and big embarassments to them. Think of it, right from independence, do you hear of their children making personal achievements in life? What the children/grandchildren only get are political appointments from every new govt, just to obtain the support of their families. However, some are even too useless to be given appointments! I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

Don't mind them,using words they know nothing about.dingy and mansion.msheeeuw.why is d corrupt wife of d president still walking free.u only have 2 be in d good books of the president,perfect ur ass kissing technique and u are safe.

Anonymous said...

the only ex-governor with the biggest dick

tolly jones said...

d guy is a thief if u go to bayelsa u ll see he didnt do any thing to develop d state as governor they should lock him up and trow away d key dab ass

Apple said...

Hehehehehehe..OLE!!! BARAWO!!! Well done EFCC!!! But what of Peter Odili???

Anonymous said...

How many of the so called Nigeria Politicians are not thieves? Iam not defending Slyva, but it's a clear indication of selective justice in Nigeria. If it continues like this, I doubt any good thing coming out. We need disciplne and unyielding leadership in Nigeria.

cute mee said...

Wow dis man has a sagging breast,he needs a push up bra,if he is innocent he will be released.

munchie said...

can u imagine,see big thief and a phone thief was sent to 45yrs imprisonment,very corrupt country and government,ex gov Ibori dat stole all d treasury money in is state no even get 15yrs ,dis country is sick

SisiTiti said...

Pls we all know Jonathan is behind this, why should you bring somebody down when he steps on your toes jonathan should take a look at the increasing poverty rate,the criminals on the street,the power problems,terrorism,just to mention a few of our problems,so he left all these things that he should face and then decides to waste time plotting the downfall of an enemy when boko haram members are plotting another deadly attack right now...God bless Nigeria!

adeniyi opemipo said...

Hmmm all days is for the thief A̶̲̥̅̊nϑ one day is for the owner... You thieves watch it. Is soon gonna be γ̲̣̣̥our turn

Anonymous said...

anon May 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM they said Duke's own is legendary. Lol.

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Anonymous said...

Every day for the thief one for the owner

odobo grace said...

Na real Lindaikardashian! Hian

Anonymous said...

Duke ke? that stingy fool....no go there unless u wan carry HIV..

princess dharmmy said...

abi my sista.dey jst dey disturb dem self

Anonymous said...

Who is fooling who, this guy has gone to apologies to his political god fathers, so the rest now is nolly wood movies, he will be release and the case will die a natural dealth in court

Sir Sokari Dappa Andrew-Jaja said...

EFCC can arrest, especially if one fails to honour their invitation and especially when they have a warrant.
But why would anyone fail to honour their invitation?

Anonymous said...

See man boobs! This one na B cup, get a bra!

Anonymous said...

anon May 9, 2013 at 3:03 PM that's why he's stingy because he has a big one and they say he can do.

Anonymous said...

They are all the same.. Bunch of Liars.. Who are they deceiving.. Me or their papa?

Anonymous said...

Mechie onu!

Anonymous said...

upon all the money he stole, look at the ridiculous outfit he's wearing. it just shows money don't buy class

Anonymous said...

Na delta state governor dem sabi disgrace n lock up. Edo state ex governor wen be big tif fear nor let dem catch am! Alamaeisigha nko? Dem give am presidential pardon, this one na world pardon dem go give am! Useless pple! Linda post my comment o! Excel

Anonymous said...

He can never go to grass. Even in d 5th generation of his clan. If only u know d root of dis matter, u will review ur post.

Anonymous said...

Thank u

Anonymous said...

Hmm so u ve tasted d dick of all d governors in dis country? U re even more corrupt nd wayward than d Sylva. EFCC should come after u as well. Fool!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank u my sister. God bless u.