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Suswam dares EFCC; promises to be absent at probe panel meeting

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Suswam dares EFCC; promises to be absent at probe panel meeting

Former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has promised to frustrate the efforts of any probe panel sitting in Markudi, while explaining that he was prepared to face the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

A Justice Elizabeth Kpojime led Commission of Inquiry in Benue State had earlier ordered Suswam to appear before it with relevant documents relating to allegations of financial misconduct recorded during his tenure.

On his refusal to appear before the panel, Suswam’s lawyer, Joseph Dauda, SAN, said the non-appearance of his client was as a result of the fact that the EFCC was already dealing with some of the allegations.

Dauda further stated that the state executive council under Suswam granted approvals for its actions which are documented.

The EFCC had on Wednesday at a resumed trial told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja how Suswam alongside his Commissioner for Finance, Omadachi Okolobia, diverted over N3.1bn proceeds from the state shares sold during his tenure as governor of the state.

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