The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, arraigned former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam before the Federal High Court in Abuja over a nine-count criminal charge bordering on alleged money laundering.
Suswam was arraigned before Justice Ahmed Mohammed alongside his erstwhile Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Omodachi Okolobia.
They were alleged to have looted about N3.1billion, being proceeds of shares owned by the Benue State government and Benue Investment and Property Company Ltd.
The charges border on Section 15(2, 3) of the Money Laundering Act (2011).
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge against them and they were released on bail by Justice Mohammed to the tune of N100m each.
Other bail conditions is that they must produce one surety each, adding that such person must be a civil servant not below grade level 12 in either federal or state employment.
The court also ordered that their international passports be submitted to the court registrar.
The case was adjourned till December 8 and 9 for trial