A group, Benue Youths For Good Governance has criticized Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue for opening an investigation into the financial dealings of his predecessor, Gabriel Suswam.

Governor Ortom had set up a judicial commission of inquiry in August to look into the financial engagement of the last administration.

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In September, the panel began to meet and collected memoirs submitted by the ministries, departments and agencies for analysis. Various witnesses were also invited to testify before the commission.

In reaction, Suswam filed a suit on Monday, October 5 through his counsel Dave Iorhemba to challenge the establishment of the panel.

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The former governor was arraigned before a court in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday, November 4 over allegation of N3.1 billion fraud.

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Today however reports that the Benue youth group in a statement signed by its president Francis Igba on Saturday, November 21 in Abuja described the commission as a façade meant to divert the attention of the people from the present administration.