Benue Youth Forum has backed the state government in its call to probe former governor of the state, George Akume over alleged N4.6bn fraud.
The state government had earlier asked anti-corruption agencies to investigate and prosecute Akume, who is now minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs over the allegation.
In a statement, Terrence Kuanum, president of the Benue Youth Forum, urged the anti-graft agencies to act on petitions submitted by the state government.
Kuanum said: “We urge the EFCC to immediately swing into action and get to the root of the matter so that justice will be done to the people of Benue bearing in mind that no one is above the law,”
“The Benue Youth Forum assures the people of the State that it will stop at nothing to ensure we get justice in this case and the looted funds are brought back into our treasury to enhance the development of our dear state.
“Consequently, we hereby give EFCC a 14-day ultimatum from Monday 29th November 2012, to invite Senator George Akume for questioning and prosecution; otherwise, we youths of Benue will occupy the commission’s premises to seek justice.
“We support Governor Samuel Ortom and his administration and will support any just cause initiated to enhance the development of our state.”