Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned the continuation of trial of Senator Gabriel Suswam until November 25 and November 26.
Justice Abang adjourned the matter after examination and cross-examination of the first prosecution witness of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs Clara-Whyte Mshelia, by counsel to both parties were completed.
“Thank you very much. You are hereby discharged from the witness box,” the judge told Mshelia.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that Suswam and the then Commissioner for Finance in his administration, Omadachi Oklobia, are being prosecuted before the court for alleged N3.1 billion money laundering charges.
They were accused by the EFCC of diverting the money, which was said to be part of the proceeds of the sale of some shares of Benue State in a company.
Suswam, a former Benue State governor, currently represents Benue Northeast Senatorial District.
Justice Abang had, on Monday, adjourned the matter till Tuesday to enable the EFCC’s witness to continue her testimony.
Msheila is the Managing Director of Elixir Investment Partners, the firm managing Benue State’s shares on behalf of the state.
EFCC’s counsel Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), shortly after the court’s sitting, hinted that the anti-graft agency still had six more witnesses to present in the suit against the defendants.