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Former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswan and his former commissioner of finance has been granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The stand trail of alleged financial mismanagement of over N3.1 billion belonging to Benue State.

Both were granted bailed on condition of sum of N100 million each and one surety each who is a grade 12 Director in working at either federal, state or local government.

The former governor with his finance commissioner ,Mr Omodachi Okolobia, allegedly diverted the proceeds from the sales of shares owned by the Benue State Government and Benue Investment and Property Company Limited.

The offence is punishable under Section 15, Subsection 3 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act as amended in 2012. As at the time of court sitting, the Independent Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) didn’t oppose their bail.

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