Former governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam was at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Yesterday, January 18.
Suswam and his former commissioner of finance, Omadachi Oklobia, are facing a nine-count charge bordering on diversion of N3.1 billion during his tenure as governor.
Also the trial of Charles Okah, the suspected mastermind of Abuja 2010 Independent Day bombings was adjourned by the Federal High Court to January 19.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole directed that the accused persons be further remanded in Kuje prison till the adjourned date.
Okah, a brother to Henry Okah, the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation Niger Delta, (MEND) is standing trial alongside one Nwabueze Obi, on conspiracy and terrorism charges.
Recall that during the hearing on December 8, Junaidu Sa’id, the prosecution witness and a detective with the EFCC said an investigation by his team revealed that the former governor, Suswam requested that shares owned by the Benue state government in the Benue Investment and Property Company be sold off for the sum of N10 billion