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EFCC Detains Ex-Gov. Suswam Over N23bn Diezani Bribe

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

Diezani was said to have disbursed $115m (N23bn as of 2015) through the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

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.

The EFCC has, so far, grilled over 15 former governors and ministers over the slush fund.

Some INEC officials have also been arraigned for allegedly receiving part of the funds.

EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren Punch that Suswam, who was governor between 2007 and 2015, was invited by the commission and was still in custody as of 7pm.

1 comment:

  1. I'm yet to see at least 5 govt officials out of many EFCC cases jailed.

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