Trouble continues to follow former Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State a week after agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) interrogated him for nine hours over his alleged misappropriation of public funds during his tenure.
According to source, Mr. Suswam’s wife, Yemisi Suswam, was last.....Saturday besieged by a mob, escaping from their claws only with the swift intervention of police officers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Mrs. Suswam was nearly mobbed by irate traders protesting what they described as excessive stall fees as well as denial of access to their shops at the “Wuye Ultra Modern Market.” Some of the protesting traders told a correspondent of SaharaReporters that the market was run by All Purpose Shelter Development Company, a firm in which Mrs. Suswam reportedly owns controlling interest.
“We found out that she was present at the market, so we decided to go and meet her face to face,” one of the traders said. The multi-billion-naira market is still under construction, one of the reasons the traders said they were upset.
A security source disclosed that the protesters held Mrs. Suswam hostage for several hours before the police arrived to rescue her. He added that the demonstrators accused the ex-governor’s wife of conniving with authorities of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) to extort fees from them without permitting them access to shops they had paid for.
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