Tuesday, 10 November 2015

An Abuja Federal High Court has settled bail to Gabriel Suswam, the ex-governor of Benue state.

The former governor together with the former commissioner of finance in the state are accusing of supposed mismanagement of over 3.1 billion naira belonging to the state.
He was escorted into the court premises by officials of the anti-graft agency.
The sum of the bail is 100 million naira each and one security each who shall be not less than a director, grade level 12 in the employment of the federal, state or local government.
The two accused politicians are to give in to passports in the custody of the court.
Trial has been adjourned till December 8 and 9, while bail was not denied by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The offence is punishable under Section 15, Subsection 3 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act as amended in 2012.
Suswam is being arraigned before Justice A. R. Mohammed over a 9-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of 3.1 billion Naira.
The EFCC had questioned both men lin October but released them on administrative bail.
The embattled erstwhile governor has denied the accusation.

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