EFCC: WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO CONTINUE JONAH JANG’S TRIAL – EFCC

By Seriki Adinoyi The trial of a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, which was expected to continue on Wednesday, was stalled as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said that it was unprepared to continue with the case due to skeletal airline operation in the country. Jang is being tried by the anti-graft agency alongside a former cashier in the office of the Secretary to the State Govaernment, Mr. Yusuf Pam, over alleged misappropriation of funds during his tenure between 2007 and 2015. The two had pleaded…

Read More

6.3BIL NAIRA FRAUD: YOU HAVE A CASE TO ANSWER, COURT TELLS EX-GOVERNOR JANG

Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court on Tuesday told the former Governor of the state, Jonah Jang, that he has a case to answer in an alleged N6.3bn fraud charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Jang is standing alongside a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Mr Yusuf Pam, on 17 counts of alleged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of state fund among others. Jang had made a no-case submission after the anti-graft agency…

Read More

JUDGE LAMBASTS EFCC FOR FUMBLING JANGS 6.2BIL NAIRA CORRUPTION CASE

Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court yesterday berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for “laxity” in the prosecution of Senator Jonah Jang in the N6.2 billion corruption case. The former governor of Plateau State was accused of misappropriating the money during his tenure as governor. The judge had on November 18, 2019 fixed yesterday for hearing and ruling on the no-case submission filed by Jang’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN). At the resumed hearing of the case in Jos yesterday, EFCC counsel sought another…

Read More

I MADE STATEMENT TO EFCC UNDER DURESS SAYS WITNESS AGAINST JONAH JANG

Aformer Plateau Government cashier, Mr. Yusuf Pam, told a Jos High Court that all the statements he made against former Governor Jonah Jang to the EFCC were obtained under compulsion and duress. Pam made the claim while testifying in a trial-within-trial. Testifying under-cross examination to a claim by the EFCC that he (Pam) admitted in his written statements to being the one that paid monies into Jang’s Zenith Bank account, he said: “That information was not true.” He claimed that the statements EFCC obtained from him were under compulsion and duress…

Read More

COURT ADMITS JANG’S CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT THAT HE DIVERTED 6.2BIL PLATEAU MONEY

A Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos and presided over by Justice Daniel Longji, on Wednesday admitted the confessional statement made by a former Plateau State governor, Jonah Jang, that he allegedly diverted N6.2 billion. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had claimed that the former governor made the confession in the course of being investigated by its detective. According to the anti-graft agency, Jang had confessed that “he diverted to personal use about N6.2billion state fund shortly before the end of his tenure.” The commission is prosecuting…

Read More