Alleged Money Laundering: EFCC Fails To Arraign Suswam

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday failed to arraign former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam.

The EFCC on Tuesday announced its intention to arraign Suswam before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a nine-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N3.1billion.

Suswam and his former finance commissioner, Omodachi Okolobia were alleged to have diverted the proceeds of sale of shares owned by the Benue State Government and Benue Investment and Property Company Limited.

The offence is punishable under section 15(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 20111 as amended in 2012.

One of EFCC lawyers, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), who was sighted in court on Wednesday, when approached by reporters, said he was unsure if the case was assigned to any judge.

 

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