This Man Impersonates ex-Gov Gabriel Suswan; Court Sends Him To Kirikiri

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on Wednesday 24th June, 2015 arraigned one Joseph Onoja Gabriel before Justice Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court Ikeja on a 4-count charge bordering on conspiracy to defraud, personation, forgery and using false document.

Gabriel was arrested by the operatives of the EFCC sometime in 2014 following a petition that he impersonated Gabriel Suswan, immediate past governor of Benue State.

He had attempted to extort money from some foreigners under the pretence of giving them contracts.

Aside from that, the accused also procured a fake International passport bearing the name of the former governor but with his own passport photograph.

When the charges were read to him, Gabriel pleaded not guilty.

Justice Akapo ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kirikiri maximum prison pending his bail application and adjourned the case to November 23, 24 and 25, 2015 for trial.

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