The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, this morning, docked the former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam before the Federal High Court in Abuja over a nine-count criminal charge bordering on alleged money laundering.
Suswam was arraigned before Justice Ahmed Mohammed alongside his erstwhile Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Omodachi Okolobia. They were alleged to have looted about N3.1billion, being proceeds of shares owned by the Benue State government and Benue Investment and Property Company Ltd.
Shortly after the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge against them, they were released on bail by Justice Mohammed to the tune of N100m each.The case has been adjourned till December 8 and 9 for trial.
The court further ordered the accused persons to produce one surety each, adding ?that such person must be a civil servant not below grade level 12 in either federal or state employment.