Jang sent to prison

Justice Daniel Longji of the High Court 5 sitting in Jos has ordered the remand of the former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang to prison custody pending the ruling in his bail application which has been adjourned to Thursday next week.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is arraigning the former Governor alongside Yusuf Pam, a former Cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government on a 12 count charge bordering on breach of trust, criminal conspiracy, diversion, misappropriation, dishonesty in respect of monies running in N6.3bn. Taking their pleas, both accused pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them and their Lead Counsel, Robert Clarke, SAN applied for their bail on self-recognition especially for Jang who had been both military and civilian Governor at different times and a serving Senator.

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