Former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam Detained By EFCC Over Diezani’s N23 Billion Poll Cash

Former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam has been detained by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The former governor’s detainment and subsequent questioning is over his role in the sharing of the state’s share of the N23 billion, which the former Petroleum Minister, Alison Madueke allegedly doled out as bribe to influence the outcome of the last presidential election.

Suswam, who is facing another set of charges over alleged looting of public funds, arrived the premises of the EFCC around 10 am the waiting arms of operatives, who immediately took him in to answer questions on the N450 million, which the Benue State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party got as its own share of the election booty.

Sources in the commission said the former governor was detained to enable him to tell operatives all that he knew about the N450 million, which he personally collected from a bank and what he did with the amount.