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DSS Frees Ex-Benue Governor, Suswam After 70 Days In Detention

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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 25th, 2017, on the allegations that car keys, certificate 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 N10bn suit bothering on violation of his fundamental rights.

Though details of his release were still sketchy as at the time of filing 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”, Mr. Odeh said Sunday evening.


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