Sen. Gabriel Suswam has debunk allegations that he has perfected plans to blackmail Justice Okon Abang.
Suswam is representing Benue Northeast senatorial district at the Red Chambers.
Senator Gabriel Suswam
Benue Advancement Coalition (BAC) last weekend in a press release alleged amongst other things that the former Governor of Benue state who is standing trial over corruption allegations before Justice Okon Abang of the federal High Court after failing in several attempts to bribe Abang has resorted to plans to blackmail the jurist.
Suswam alongside Mr. Omadachi Oklobia who served as Commissioner for Finance from 2007-2015 are accused of diverting to their personal pockets, N3.1bn been proceeds of sale of state government shares in some companies.
But in a statement by his media aide, Bede Bartholomew, sent on social media platforms, Suswam stated amongst other things that, “Sen Suswam being a lawyer by training holds every law officer in very high esteem and will never do anything to bring the name of anyone in disrepute”.
“Let me state categorically here and in all sincerity that those allegations are far from the truth and just a figment of their demented minds, fabricated to tarnish the good image cultivated over time of the distinguished senator representing the good people of Benue North East District.
“The case(s) against Suswam are not strange to our judicial processes and therefore he will not need to induce any judge or court official as his detractors have attempted to make the general public believe.
Report by Osbert Tor-najime