Senator Representing Plateau North, Jonah Jang Remanded In Jos Prison

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A Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos, on Wednesday remanded former state Governor, Jonah Jang in prison, pending ruling in the bail application over alleged corruption and misappropriation.

The Judge, Justice D.D Longji, gave the order after listening to the arguments and submissions of both defense and prosecution counsels.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Monday May 7, arraigned Jang, on a 12- count charge bordering on alleged corruption and misappropriation.

Jang, who currently represents Plateau North Senatorial District, is alleged to have misappropriated over N6 billion, two months to the end of his tenure, as governor of Plateau in 2015.

According to the charges, Jang is also said to have allegedly embezzled over N4 billion from the state coffers through a cashier in the office of the Secretary to the State Government, one Yusuf Pam.

Joined as co-accused, is Pam, alleged to have personally enriched himself with N11 million.

The prosecution counsel said that the offences contravened Section 315 of the Penal Code.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

 

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