EFCC Detains Former Benue Governor, Suswam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday detained a former Governor of Benue, Gabriel Suswam.
Suswam was detained over his alleged role in the disbursement of N23bn which emanated from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said Suswamwho was invited by the commission was still in custody at 7pm.


Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party were said to have received N450m while in some states that had no PDP governors, ministers were given the money to disburse.

Others who have been quizzed include immediate past Governor of Kebbi, Saidu Dakin Garin; former Governor of Enugu, Sullivan Chime, former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano, former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff of Borno, former Governor James Ngilari of Adamawa; a former Governor of Zamfara, Mamuda Shinkafi; a former Governor of Cross River, Senator Liyel Imoke; and a former Minister of State for Finance, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda.
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