Benue youths protest over Suswam’s case
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.