The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned former Benue State Governor, Mr Gabriel Suswam, before the Federal High Court in Abuja, for alleged money laundering and corruption charges.
He was escorted into the court premises by officials of the anti-graft agency.
He is being arraigned before Justice A. R. Mohammed over a 9-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of 3.1 billion Naira.
Mr Suswam and his former Finance Commissioner, Mr 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.
The EFCC had questioned both men lin October but released them on administrative bail.