Former Governor Sylva Reacts To Report That EFCC Returned 48 Houses It Seized From Him Under Jonathan

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has denied the report that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) returned 48 houses it seized from him under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Describing the report as “strange, speculative and malicious”, the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain said he only has three houses in the federal capital territory.

He threatened to file legal action over the report, and said 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,” Sylva said in a statement issued on his behalf by Doifie Buokoribo, his media adviser.

“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.

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  • chika bibian

    They always find a way of paintings issues…. Niaja we country na wah o

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  • Cornel Nwankwo

    So who are we to believe now on this…..
    I just knew something like this will come from Him.

  • kayode akinsanya

    Who should we believe now.

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      I don’t know oooooooooooooooooooo

  • emekachilaka

    still on the matter

  • Olovo Obinna

    Make I hear word joor…all this criminals, ,,i don’t even know why nigeria as a nation is like this….we praise n support criminals

  • badmos tolulope

    All is well. Just pray d media won’t give perso HBP with all dese thing we dey hear.

  • So who come dey lie give us now

  • WillieBravo

    Okay! Him dey try to save face. But to really think about it 48 houses is a whole lot. Although nothing is impossible with our politricktians o.