Money laundering: DSS refuses to produce Suswam in court

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday refused to produce a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Suswam has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for money laundering.

The governor has been in the custody of the DSS over alleged criminal investigations since February 24, 2017.

The EFCC had charged Suswam alongside his then former Commissioner of Finance, Mr. Omodachi Oklobia, in 2015 for allegedly diverting a total sum of N3,111,008,018.51 belonging to the state.

Oklobia was present in court on Tuesday.

Oluwaleke Atolagbe, who represented the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacob (SAN), informed the court he could not account for Suswam’s absence.

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