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FG charges Suswam’s aide, ex-perm sec with N16.6bn SURE-P, LG funds fraud

The Federal Government, through the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has revealed how Benue State’s N16.6bn was allegedly diverted fraudulently by a former aide to the immediate past Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, and two other officials of the state.

The money was allegedly diverted from Benue State’s bank accounts for the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme and the Joint Allocation Account for Local Government funds.

The three suspects were said to have diverted the sum of N16,604,314,604.01 belonging to the 23 local government areas of Benue State between June 27, 2011 and May 29, 2015, the day Suswam completed his second term in office.

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