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Benue CJ Restrains Government From Probing Suswam’s Administration

Posted: Oct 13, 2015 at 11:08 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tor Vande-Acka
Correspondent, Makurdi

The Benue State Chief Judge, Iorhemen Hwande has directed the Judicial Commission of Inquiry probing the administration of the immediate past governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam to stop investigations into the past administration forthwith.
While he told the commission to desist continuation of proceedings on the matters raised, the Chief Judge directed that the panel be served within 7 days.
It could be recalled that Governor Samuel Ortom had constituted two panels; the Judicial Commission, to probe the sale and purchase of government property and an Administrative Panel, to verify assets and liabilities of government during the tenure of Suswam.
Justice Hwande gave the order that the panels cease it’s activities while granting an exparte motion filed by Suswam in Makurdi on Monday.
Last week Suswam had filed a suit restraining the state government from probing his government.
The former governor queried the constitution of the panels which he stated were wrongly established, stressing that some members of the panel lack the locus standi to sit on it.
While granting the motion, the Chief Judge directed that the panel be served within 7 days and further asked that the commission stop forthwith, the trial of the administration of Suswam.
Handed has been fixed 15th October, 2015 for commencement of hearing.