Suswam’s Ill-Health Stalls Trial

Former Gov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue

By Victor Ernest with agency report

Former Governor of Benue state Gabriel Suswam could not be formally charged with N9 billion fraud at Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, on health grounds.

Suswam and two others are facing fresh 32-count charge bordering on fraud and diversion of funds.

Medical report

When the matter was called, counsel to the ex-governor Chinelo Ogbozor said she told the court that she had a medical report supporting her submission and showed a copy of the report to the judge saying she had equally shown the report to the prosecution.

She pleaded with the court for an adjournment to enable her client get well in order to adequately prepare an appropriate plea for each of the 32 counts he was facing in the fresh charges levelled against him.

F.R. Onoja, counsel to the second defendant in the matter, supported the application for adjournment and also urged the court to grant same.

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