Ex-Benue State Gov. Gabriel Suswam has been arrested following the discovery of firearms in his exotic cars.
Suswam’s arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) was made known by the service in a statement its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, released on Sunday.
The secret police said the incriminating items were discovered in cars parked at Dunes Investment and Global Properties Ltd in Abuja.
The statement reads in part, “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that on 24th February, 2017, between 2100 hours and 0242 hours, the service executed a search warrant, at the property of Dunes Investment and Global Properties Ltd, located at No 44 Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama-Abuja.”
“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 were subsequently confiscated.
“Consequently, on 25th February, 2017, about 1000hours, in the presence of two (2) 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 29 rounds of ammunition; mini-Uzi with two magazines containing 10 rounds and four rounds respectively; 42 extra rounds of ammunition contained in a pack; and one AK-47.
“Other items recovered include: 21 certificates of occupancy (C of O) and one offer of statutory right of occupancy; 23 luxury designer watches; and 45 keys to various exotic cars.
“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.”