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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Timipre Sylva denies owning 48 houses, says he owns only 3 in Abuja

Former Bayelsa state governor, Timipre Sylva, has denied media reports that the EFCC has returned 48 houses seized from him while carrying out investigations into allegations of misappropriation of funds while he was in office. In a statement released yesterday by his media adviser, Doifie Buokoribo, the former governor stated that there was no time the courts confirmed his ownership of such property.


“We have read a report in a national newspaper, which was reproduced by a few online publications and in the social media, claiming that Chief Timipre Sylva had ‘retrieved 48 of his properties which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seized during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. We view this report with disgust, given its unconcealed speculation and vindictiveness regarding such a sensitive matter. For the avoidance of doubt, Sylva does not own 48 buildings in Abuja or anywhere in the world. So the issue of reclaiming ‘48 houses’ does not arise. He has only three houses in Abuja, which he built before he became the governor of Bayelsa State. This point has been made several times before, and neither EFCC nor those who had used EFCC as a tool of persecution against Sylva during the Goodluck Jonathan administration have contradicted this fact. EFCC had taken their allegations of property ownership against Sylva to several courts without establishing anything against the former governor during the Jonathan era. Beyond the commission’s routine media prosecution, no court of law has found Sylva guilty of any crime. Indeed, in the course of the trials at the Federal High Court, Abuja, owners of some of the properties wrongfully attributed to him joined to claim their houses. The court ruled on the matter of the said 48 properties since 2013. Why is it now a subject of media attention? Clearly, this is a sponsored publication. Sylva takes great exception to the wholly speculative and vindictive report on the matter. He frowns on the malicious audacity of the publishers of such a story, or their sponsors, despite warnings by the courts against media prosecutions and persecutions like this one, and the attempts by the EFCC to burnish its image that was mindlessly battered during the last administration. After failing to prove any crime against Sylva in a democratic court of law for the past four years, this latest media show is another desperate attempt to rubbish him politically. To correct the wrong impression that sponsors of the falsehood against him are, obviously, trying to create, Sylva has instructed his lawyers to take legal action against publishers of the fake story.”

22 comments:

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Uju Phil said...

OK oh... Just continue!

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

3 houses in abuja? Houses in abuja ain't cheap! He's balling!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmmm

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Why not 1 huh?
Shameless terrorist buhari liar partner.
Why denying the truth huh?
WHO DID THESE ANIMALS THINK THAT NIGERIANS ARE HUH? DID THEY THINK THAT ALL NIGERIANS ARE AS STUPID AS APC SUPPORTERS HUH?
timiprey u are a criminal the house is 100 not 48.
TERRORIST BUHARI COMPENSATE U FOR LOSING BAYELSA ELECTION SHAME TO U AND HIM FOR CLAIMING TO FIGHTING CORRUPTION.




















#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Why not 1 huh?
Shameless terrorist buhari liar partner.
Why denying the truth huh?
WHO DID THESE ANIMALS THINK THAT NIGERIANS ARE HUH? DID THEY THINK THAT ALL NIGERIANS ARE AS STUPID AS APC SUPPORTERS HUH?
timiprey u are a criminal the house is 100 not 48.
TERRORIST BUHARI COMPENSATE U FOR LOSING BAYELSA ELECTION SHAME TO U AND HIM FOR CLAIMING TO FIGHTING CORRUPTION.




















#sad indeed

Vivian Reginalds said...

how will a human being serving the people have 48 houses bikonu???
Looters! your punishment is in the after life
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

livingstone chibuike said...

Apc and efcc can cook any form of lies and impose it on an individual..may God help dis country

livingstone chibuike said...

Apc and efcc can cook any form of lies and impose it on an individual..may God help dis country

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

THEY'RE ALWAYS DENYING, NONSENSE PEOPLE.








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iyke igbozendu said...

Ones u re in APC ,its " go and sin no more"

OSINANL said...

TIME SHALL TELL... KEEP DENYING

Juliet Iwuno said...

Before nko! Linda take note!

JEMBETE(KEY-POINT) said...

THANK GOD, NOW UNA DUNG SI SAY BUHARI N D FULANI WANT COS WAR FO DIS CONTRY? IF ORDINARY ONE-TIME GOVNOR FIT GET 3 HOUSE FO ABUJA, HOW MANY HE GET FO HIM STATE???

BUT A WHOLE FOMER HEAD OF SERVICE, FOMER DEPUTY GOVNOR'S WIFE, FOMER GOVNOR'S WIFE, FOMER VICE PRESIDENT WIFE, FOMER PRESIDENT WIFE AND FOMER HEAD OF FIRST LADY, GET ONLY 1 HOUSE N ONE HOSPITAL FO ABUJA, EFCC WANT DISGRACE HER IN ORTHER TO DISGRACE JOHNATHAN NAME BUT TELL THEM SAY NIGER DELTA PASS BOKO HARAM BCOS IF WE START, WE GO START D WAR INSIDE NORTH.

Chizzy Liz said...

************************even d 3 ma sef too much !!!!!!

Goma Mene said...

Hmmmm how could sum1 own 48 houses in one city? Ok noted.






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Anonymous said...

I know more than 4

obasi martins said...

That's very true. Three in Abuja, right? We are counting. Come on Senattor, you can do better.

Anonymous said...

FREEBORN IT WILL INTEREST YOUR FISH BRAIN TO KNOW THAT SLYVA WAS ACTUALLY IN PDP AS GOVERNOR DURING ALL THIS "ACQUISITIONS"

daniel ubong said...

Who are we to believe now,nigeria hmm mm nnawoa,God have ur way.

ike manuel said...

LIAR

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

niyi adetoye said...

Just Imagine 48 .... Even d 3 in Abj how many in other states????

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