Alleged 3.1bn fraud: EFCC presents fresh evidence against Ex-Gov. Suswam

Alleged 3.1bn fraud: EFCC presents fresh evidence against Ex-Gov. Suswam

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, adjourned the trial of a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, till January 31.

The judge, Okon Abang, gave the ruling after the defence counsel informed the court that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s counsel, Leke Atolagbe, had just served them with the additional proof of evidence in the ongoing case.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Suswam and the then Commissioner for Finance in his administration, Omadachi Oklobia, are being prosecuted before the court on N3.1 billion money laundering charges.

They were accused by the EFCC of diverting the money which was said to be part of the proceeds of the sale of some shares of Benue State in a company.

Mr Suswam, is currently a senator representing the Benue North-East Senatorial District.

Mr Abang had, on November 26, adjourned the trial continuation till January 30.

At the resumed hearing on Friday, the 1st defendant (Suswam)’s counsel, Chinelo Ogbozor, enumerated reasons the court should adjourn the matter. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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