A pressure group in Benue State, Not Too Young To Speak (NTYTS), on Thursday said the wanted militia leader in the state, Mr. Terwase Akwaza (a.k.a Gana) is closer to Governor Samuel Ortom than ex-Governor Suswam.
It claimed that the militia leader is a personal friend of the governor, who was awarded a contract to collect revenue all over the state.
The group alleged that it was an open secret that the militia leader fell out of grace with top officials of administration.
NTYTS said if the Department of State Security Service (DSS) was serious about locating the whereabouts of Akwaza, the proper person to ask was the incumbent governor of Benue State.
The group in a statement issued in Abuja by its National President, Chief Adikpo Agbatse, demanded the immediate release of Suswam.
NTYTS said it was absurd to link the said militia leader with the ex-governor and urged the DSS not to get entangled in local Benue politics.
It said the attempts to link the former governor with a well -known militia leader was tantamount to “giving a dog a bad name in order to hang it.”