Former governor of Benue State Gabriel Suswam, is set to be arraigned today over an alleged N3.1 billion scam by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
It was gathered that the anti-graft agency had on Monday October 2, 2015 filed a 9-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N3.1billion at a Federal High Court, Abuja.
In a statement by the anti-graft spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC alleged that Mr Suswam and his former Finance Commissioner, Omodachi Okolobia, diverted proceeds of the sale of shares owned by the Benue State government and Benue Investment and Property Company Limited.
The agency said the offences leveled against the former Benue Governor was punishable under section 15 (3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act of 2011 as amended in 2012.
On 12th October the EFCC interrogated the ex- Benue State governor over allegations of financial crimes.