No Judge To Try Ex-Gov Suswan’s Corruption Case

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The trial of the former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswan, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, could not hold on Wednesday following the non-assignment of his case to any judge.






     

     

    Wednesday had been fixed for Suswan’s arraignment after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, filed a nine-count charge against the former governor last month.

    The former governor is being prosecuted over allegations of money laundering to the tune of N3 billion.

    The anti-graft agency alleged that Suswam and his former finance commissioner, Omadachi Oklobia, diverted proceeds of the sale of shares owned by the Benue State Government and Benue Investment and property Company Limited.

    The agency said that the offence levelled against Suswam is punishable under Section 15 (3) of the Money Laundering (prohibition) Act of 2011 as amended in 2012.

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