N3.1 Billion: Court adjourns Suswam’s trial till February 20

Written By John Ogbonnaya, Abuja

Justice A.R. Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned a case of fund misappropriation against a former governor of Benue state, Dr. Gabriel Suswam, till February 20, 2017.

Suswam and his erstwhile finance commissioner, Mr. Omadachi Oklobia, are being charged for a 3.1 billion Naira theft by the Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC).

The Judge adjourned the case when Lawyer Ejiga who represented the EFCC’s lead counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) begged for adjournment.

Earlier, Mr. Ejiga said the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Jacobs, didn’t come to the court today owing to the belief that the judge would not come to sit on the case as a result of the accident he had late last year.

The motion for adjournment wasn’t countered by Barrister Dave Iorhemba who represented Mr. J.B Daudu (SAN)the lead defense counsel to the first defendant.