According to SaharaReporters, there was a raid on the Benue State Liaison Office in the Asokoro area in Abuja, which was orchestrated and directed by the former First Lady of Benue State Yemisi Suswam.
Witnesses said that the raid was conducted by close associates close of Yemisi Suswam operating under the cover of darkness.
These witnesses said that Yemisi’s associates drove two large trucks to the Liaison Office in Abuja, with the intent to cart out and steal all the expensive furnishings.
It was also learned that Yemisi Suswan and her sister received a contract from the Benue State government to furnish and design the Benue State Liaison Office in Abuja.
Sources say it was an unlawful government contract due to conflicts of interest.
Speculations have it that because the former First Lady and her sister furnished the office, they knew the exact items to steal.
A source revealed that the night-time assailants who allegedly operated under the direction of Yemisi Suswan, stole everything they could fit into their trucks.
Most of the things stolen were pricey gadgets, electronics, and home-office accessories.
“Television sets, refrigerators, rugs, plates, pots, DSTV decoders, and bed sheets were not spared,” revealed the source.
It was also gathered that the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have identified a Police Sergeant, Shola Adeniyi, and another unknown associate to First Lady Suswam, as suspects in the raid.
Investigations have begun to trail these leads, and get to the root of the raid.
However, Shola Adeniyi, the former orderly to Benue’s First Lady, denied the allegations of theft while being questioned by the Police.
Two Security Guards and their Supervisor have made statements regarding the theft to the Police in the police-station at old Central Bank in Abuja.
Ex-Governor Gabriel Suswam and his wife, Former First Lady Yemisi Suswam, were allegedly out of the country at the time their associates ransacked the Liaison Office.
In a related event, Samuel Ortom the Benue state governor has sparked an uproar with his list of 13 commissioner nominees.
There is some much lack of decorum in the Nigerian political sector, corruption seems eating into the fibre of the nation’s skin.
Crime seem on the rise, and some ask where is Arase’s voice and action in the face of all these, seeing that he swore to fight crime to the utmost.