Former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering and corruption charges.
The arraignment began today at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Channels reports.
Suswam is being arraigned on a 9-count charge of N3.1 billion money laundering.
The report further states:
Suswam and his former Finance Commissioner, Omodachi Okolobia, were alleged to have diverted the proceeds of the sale 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.