The suspect

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Office, has arrested George Mbessey over allegation of conspiracy, abuse of office and diversion of public funds to the tune of N449.5 million.

Mbessey, who is the Commandant, Benue State Vigilante Group, BSVG, was arrested by operatives of the EFCC on Wednesday, in Makurdi following a petition urging the Commission to investigate a case of alleged financial recklessness against the suspect.

The petitioners stated that, the BSVG used to receive its official funding of N20 million monthly directly from the Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs through its official account.