Fomer Governor Sylva Gets His 48 Houses Seized By EFCC During Jonathan’s Administration

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has retrieved 48 of his property which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seized during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.

According to Punch, some of the property are located in Wuse II and Maitama, highbrow areas of Abuja.

Back then, the commission had slammed 50 charges against the ex-governor and arraigned him before three federal high courts in Abuja.

Sylva, who contested the 2015 governorship election in Bayelsa, had accused the anti-graft agency of witch-hunt and political persecution.

The case was subsequently struck out.

A Punch correspondent, who visited some of the houses, observed that the inscription ‘EFCC, Keep Off’, on the gates or fences of the property, had been wiped off the buildings while some had been rented out.

The correspondent, who posed as a prospective tenant, was informed that the rent for the property ranged between N2.5m and N6m per annum.

Sixteen units of service apartments at Plot 1181 Thaba Tseka Crescent, off IBB Way in the Wuse II area of the federal capital territory (FCT), cost N6m per annum including a N1.5m service charge.

The building provides seven hours of power supply from a generator. One wing had been painted while the other was under reconstruction.

“When the EFCC sealed off this property, it was rotting away. However, it was re-opened a few months ago so we started to refurbish the property. We have repainted the property and we have started renting the apartments out,” a guard at the property was quoted to have said.

At a block of flats, which comprises nine units (six one-bedroom and three two-bedroom flats) located at 8, Sefadu Street, Wuse, Zone 2, Punch was told that the rent ranged from N1.5m to N3m.

“Immediately the EFCC inscriptions were erased, all the flats were taken. There is no vacant apartment now,” the security guard said.

At a property located at 8 Mistrata Street, Wuse II, Abuja, it was observed that the property was a hotel, which charged between N25,000 and N45,000 per room.Timipre-Sylva

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  • chika bibian

    Is so sad how they paint thieves clean n spotless in this country… The worst part is that nobody asks questions… How did that man make such amount of money to own 48 houses? Even business men does not own up to that much…. Na wah o

  • chika bibian

    This country still dey very far….

  • emekachilaka

    imagine after wasting much time

  • kayode akinsanya

    Good for him

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Efcc is useless

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    See wetin just one person get,did he hv ds assets before he became governor

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      What was his business like before he became a governor to have gained such assets………………

      • Mezzy Gilbert

        That is what baffles me more,who no dame,but look at d amt of monies linked to her name

      • chika bibian


    • Cornel Nwankwo

      All of them na thieves

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    This people tif sha

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Them thieve no be small abeg

  • One person only?? Haba where the money from come

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      That one na question

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Something is wrong somewhere, it wasn’t disclosed the basis EFCC laid on to release all this properties to Him…………
    Where did he even get the money to acquire all these properties……………………………

    • Olovo Obinna

      Are u surprised

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        About what?

        • Olovo Obinna


  • Olovo Obinna

    It’s all politics…..once ur in the ruling party u become untouchable…..that’s why this so called corruption war,,i don’t take it that serious

  • WillieBravo