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Suswam received $15.8m in his Maitama residence – EFCC witness

Abubakar Umar, the fourth prosecution witness within the trial of a former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, testified on Wednesday.

Umar informed Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal Excessive Court docket that he handed over $15.8million to Suswam at his Maitama residence, Abuja.

The Bureau De Change Operator and CEO of Fanffash Sources has been within the witness field since 2018.

The PW4 disclosed that he acquired calls from associates of Suwam threatening him to vary his assertion.

Umar revealed that someday in August 2014, Suswam, at his dwelling, launched him to a woman whom he was requested to provide his account particulars.

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“Suswam mentioned after I see the cash, I ought to give him the greenback equal which I did, amounting to $15.8m utilizing N197 as alternate price. I handed over the {dollars} in money to Suswam at his residence in Abuja”

Umar informed the court docket that he by no means talked about that he handed over the cash to Suswam at Kubwa however Maitama.

The witness mentioned his firm, Fanffash Sources, had no relationship with the Benue State Authorities and Elixir Funding Companions Restricted.

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Justice Mohammed adjourned the matter till Could 25, 2021 for continuation of trial.

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) re-arraigned Suswam and his ex-Commissioner of Finance, Omodachi Okolobia, on November 2, 2020 for fraud.

They have been docked on amended 11-count prices, bordering on theft, legal breach of belief, unlawful award of contracts and cash laundering to the tune of N3.1 billion.

Suswam acquired $15.8m in his Maitama residence – EFCC witness

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