Suswam Regains Freedom After 70-Day Detention


Former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has been released by the Department of State Service (DSS).

Suswam was reportedly released Sunday evening after the security agency detained him for over 70 days, citing that he would be of a security threat to Benue State government, if he was freed.

The DSS arrested Suswam on Sunday, February 25, 2017, on the allegations that car keys, certificates of occupancy of landed properties, among others, were found in his residence.

DSS also alleged that a gun was found in his apartment during the raid.

Suswam, through his lawyer, recently slammed the DSS with a N10 billion suit bordering on violation of his fundamental rights.

Though details of his release were still sketchy as at the time of filing in this report, a chieftain of the PDP, Barry Idoga Odeh, and former Chairman of Ohimini LGA of Benue State, Hon. Sunny Mark, confirmed that the former governor has been released.

“Yes, I just finished speaking with one of his closest allies and he confirmed to me that Suswam was released some minutes ago”, Odeh said Sunday evening.


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