The Federal High Court in Abuja, has granted bail to the former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam and two others arraigned on a fresh charge of money laundering.
Suswam was arraigned with the former commissioner of Finance, Omadachi Oklobia, and the then Accountant of Benue State Government House, Janet Aluga.
The defendants were accused of diverting almost 10 billion naira meant for a police reform programme, and the Subsidy Reinvestment Empowerment Programme, SURE-P.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the 32-count charges levelled against them.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole, granted the defendants bail in the sum N250m each with one surety each in like sum.
The case was adjourned till October the 10, for trial.