Less than 24 hours before ex-Gov. George Akume handed over to his successor Gabriel Suswam in 2007, about N2 billion was siphoned off Benue’s treasury by the out-going governor.
Former Commissioner of Police Abubakar Tsav revealed this, adding that he petitioned the EFCC, attaching all the evidence of the withdrawal.
“As usual my petition was shredded into trash-bin. I was later informed that it was Suswam who pleaded with the EFCC to drop the case.”
Tsav is worried that Akume, now a ranking APC senator, with such a rotten past is the one hitting at Suswam for corruption.
“His [Akume] puppet, “the self-acclaimed man of God”, is not even making any reference to Akume’s plunder of Benue Treasury,” Tsav said.
Lamenting the level of corruption in Benue, the former top cop said incumbent Gov. Samuel Ortom has been able to gag those that should have kept a beady eye on the current administration.
“Hungry people and men without conscience who were in the forefront in the criticism of Samuel Ortom have been silenced with jobs to the detriment of the suffering masses and are today his die-hard supporters.”