EFCC INSISTS ON EVIDENCE AGAINST SUSWAN, OTHERS

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Monday tendered more evidence against the former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, who is answering to a nine-count charge of money laundering preferred against him by the agency. A second witness called by the anti-graft agency is telling the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja how Suswam alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Omodachi Okolobia diverted about 3.1 billion naira from the Public Treasury to their private accounts.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has so far called two witnesses to prove its case against Suswam and his former Commissioner for Finance. Led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, the EFCC witness told the court that after the accused persons sold shares owned by Benue Investment and Property Company Ltd, they transferred the proceeds to two separate bank accounts at Zenith Bank Plc.

The trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed however adjourned till February 16 for Defence Counsel to cross-examine the witness.

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