The troubles trailing the former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva following his recent clash with the president of the federal republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan appears on a simmer. Information available to 247ureports.com through sources close to the Federal High Court in Abuja reveal that the former governor may be treated fairly and lawfully – against the fear of possible influence by the presidency to subvert the bail hearing process.
The information indicates that the Court has received the bail application submitted by the former governor at his Court appearance of June 5, 2012 – and has adjudicated to grant the former governor bail request at a bail bond not up to N100 million and not below N50 million.
Yesterday, the former governor plead not guilty yesterday to six count charge levied against his person by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC]. The counsel to EFCC, Festus Keyamo who presented the six count charges rejected the appeal for bail by the former governor. He termed the former governor a flight risk.
However, a source close to the activities at the judiciary revealed to our correspondent that the Courts in Abuja have become aware of the undue influence from the presidency – and may have begun to detest the perceived attempt by the presidency to subvert the judiciary system against his political rival, Timipre Sylva.