The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Thursday, docked the Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, before Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over his alleged involvement in an N19.2billion fraud.
EFCC in the charge, alleged that the erstwhile governor and his co-accused persons, used three separate companies and siphoned funds from the Bayelsa state treasury.
It insisted that the fraud was perpetuated between 2009 and 2012 when Sylva held sway as governor.
The three companies, Marlin Maritime Ltd, Eat Catering Services Ltd, and Haloween- Blue Construction & Logistics Ltd, were also joined as defendants in the suit.
Meanwhile, the embattled ex-governor who mounted the dock alongside one of his alleged accomplice in the fraud, Mr. Gbenga S. Balogun, however could not enter his plea owing to the absence of two other accused persons in the matter, Mr. Francis Okokuro and Mr. Samuel Ogbuku in court yesterday.