DSS quizzes former Benue Governor Suswan over weapons stash

 The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswan for questioning over weapons hidden in vehicles alleged to belong to him.


The DSS in a statement today signed by one Tony Opuiyo said the Service on 24th February, 2017, executed a search warrant at the property of Dunes Investment and Global Properties Ltd, located at No 44 Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama-Abuja.

He said: “the operation was informed by intelligence that some incriminating items were stashed in the boots of cars parked at the property, particularly a Mercedes Benz S550 (BWR 135AH), and Masarati 4.7 (BWR 207 AJ), which was subsequently confiscated.”

Opuiyo added that:  “Consequently, on 25th February, 2017, about 1000hours, in the presence of two private security officers employed by Dunes Investment, the cars were searched and the following items were recovered.” 

“Weapons: Glock pistol with two magazines and a total of Twenty-Nine rounds of ammunition, Mini-Uzi with two magazines containing ten rounds and four rounds respectively, Forty-two extra rounds of ammunition contained in a pack; and one AK-47,” he said.

He said other items recovered include: “Twenty-one Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) and one Offer of Statutory Right of Occupancy, Twenty-three Luxury designer watches; and Forty-five keys to various exotic cars.”

He explained that: “Following this discovery, the Service launched further investigation which revealed that the cars and the recovered items belong to the former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswan who has already been invited by the Service and presently helping in the investigations.”

He said: “it is in the light of this latest development that the Service wishes to sound a note of warning to persons and groups that it will no longer tolerate any acts of lawlessness by those who ought to be law abiding and responsible citizens.”

“The Service has also observed with total dismay the…

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