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$6m Wilbros bribe: EFCC quizzes Gov Sylva, ex-minister Daukoru

Posted by From MURPHY GANAGANA, Abuja on 2007/12/13 | Views: 434 |

$6m Wilbros bribe: EFCC quizzes Gov Sylva, ex-minister Daukoru


Investigations into the $6 million Wilbros bribery scandal took a dramatic turn on Wednesday as officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), quizzed the immediate past minister of state for petroleum, Dr. Edmund Daukoru and the Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva over their involvement.

Investigations into the $6 million Wilbros bribery scandal took a dramatic turn on Wednesday as officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), quizzed the immediate past minister of state for petroleum, Dr. Edmund Daukoru and the Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva over their involvement.

Reports say the former minister, and Governor Sylva, who sneaked into the EFCC Asokoro office were interrogated for about four hours, before the governor left and Daukoru was released on bail at about 7.30p.m.

Daily Sun learnt that the governor was invited because he was the special assistant to Daukoru, when the man was a minister in the Obasanjo cabinet.

EFCC sources said that Sylva was invited because he was linked to the movement of money, and that he was suspected to have been taking most of the money on behalf of the minister.
Top officials in the Obasanjo government had earlier been named by an American court as beneficiaries of the $6 million bribe scandal from Wilbros.

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