Benue Vigilante Commandant Has Been Arrested For Alleged N449.5m Fraud


Commandant of Benue State Vigilante Group identified as George Mbessey has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi Zonal Office over allegation of conspiracy, abuse of office and diversion of public funds to the tune of N449.5million.

The commandant was arrested by operatives of the EFCC on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Makurdi.

This is coming days after a petition urging the Commission to investigate a case of alleged financial recklessness against the suspect.

According to the petitioners, the BSVG used to receive its official funding of N20million monthly directly from the Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs through its official account.


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