EFCC tests Suswam, ex-Benue Governor

October 13, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ NEWS and Gossip


From Fred Itua, Abuja and Rose Ejembi, Makurdi

Following quite a while of hypotheses, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday tested a previous legislative leader of Benue State, Mr. Gabriel Suswam, over asserted debasement and misappropriation of trusts amid his residency in office between May 2007 and May 2015. EFCC representative, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren said Suswam was grilled at the EFCC office in Wuse 2.

“Suswam was not captured, he was welcomed by the EFCC regarding progressing debasement examination in Benue State,” Uwujaren said.

It was further assembled that the troubled previous senator arrived the counter join office’s home office in the early hours of Monday and was tested by a group of EFCC investigators for a few hours. As at the season of documenting this report, it couldn’t be found out in the event that he would have been conceded a regulatory safeguard by the EFCC.

A week ago, EFCC started a noteworthy examination concerning Suswam’s organization. A previous magistrate, Mr. Odachi Oklobia, who served in Suswam’s organization was addressed by the counter join office.

In the interim, Benue State Chief Judge, Iorhemen Hwande has limited the Judicial Commission of Inquiry testing the organization of previous senator Gabriel Suswam from continuation of hearing.

A week ago, Suswam recorded a suit controlling the state government, through the Judicial Commission of Inquiry from testing his administration.

Every day Sun assembled that the previous senator was questioning the board’s constitution, which he said was done unlawfully, contending that a few individuals from the board did not have the locus standi to be individuals.

Allowing the ex parte movement, the Chief Judge coordinated that the board be served inside of seven days and further asked that the commission stop forthwith, the trial of Suswan’s organization.

The matter has been settled for October 15, for beginning of hearing.

Oklobia who served as the official for money in the last organization in the state was at the Abuja office of EFCC, where he addressed inquiries identifying with monetary defilement for a few hours.

Day by day Sun had accumulated that Oklobia made fascinating disclosures amid the cross examination in his endeavor to guard affirmations of misappropriation and extortion imposed against him and his previous manager, Suswan.

‎Spokesperson of the commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, affirmed to newsmen that Oklobia was at the commission, where he addressed inquiries postured to him.

He likewise conceded that Suswan is prone to visit the commission on Monday over charges of misrepresentation. He however declined to give further points of interest on the issue.

“Yes, the official was here, I can’t let you know precisely what the assertion is about, however I realize that it is identified with money related defilement. It is likewise likely the previous representative will be here, however I can’t affirm that yet,” he had said