Benue youths protest over Suswam’s case

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­bas Ji­moh

The Benue Youth Move­ment for Good Gov­er­nance (BYMGG) yes­ter­day in Abuja protested against the han­dling of a case against the for­mer gover­nor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam on an alleged N107bn scam by the Eco­nomic and Financial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC).

Pres­i­dent of the group, Ter­rence Kuanum, who spoke on be­half of the pro­test­ers, urged the EFCC to com­mence in­ves­ti­ga­tion and prose­cu­tion into how the N107bn was stolen from the state.

He also urged the At­tor­ney Gen­eral of the Fed­er­a­tion (AGF) to pre­vail on the EFCC to com­mence in­ves­ti­ga­tion im­me­di­ately, adding that fail­ure to do so would at­tract street protests. He noted that Benue State re­mained one of the poor­est states in Nige­ria due to the mis­man­age­ment of fund by its pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment.

“It is a well-known fact that cor­rup­tion has crip­pled de­vel­op­ment in Nige­ria, es­pe­cially in Benue where N107bn was stolen from the poor state's ac­count just in eight years. One may be tempted to say that the anti-graft agen­cies are sleep­ing for their in­abil­ity to fish out the loot­ers of our trea­sury. We are no longer happy be­cause this is our money and it must be re­turned to the trea­sury,” Kuanum said.

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