The Federal Government will on Tuesday arraign a former Governor of Benue State, Dr. Gabriel Suswam, before Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court over alleged diversion of N9.7 billion.

Already, the case has been listed on the court’s cause list for arraignment.

The former governor will be arraigned before the court on a 32-count fresh money laundering charges, alongside Omadachi Oklobia, his former Commissioner of Finance and Janet Aluga, former Accountant, Benue State Government House‎ Administration.

‎ The prosecution said that in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/48/2017, part of the money was meant for police reform and Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme.

The prosecution alleged that Suswam and others cornered the said funds between 2012 and 2015 while Suswam was the governor of Benue State.


11 April, 2017


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