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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Fmr. Plateau state Governor Arraigned and Remanded in Prison

Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court in Jos has ordered that a former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, be remanded in the prison custody till Thursday, May 24, when the court will rule on his bail application.

Also ordered to be kept in prison was a former cashier in the office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Yusuf Pam.
Jang and Pam were arraigned on Wednesday before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
The 12 counts filed against them border on alleged misuse of some special funds released to Plateau State by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The EFCC claimed that they committed the offence few months to the end of Jang’s tenure as governor in 2015.
The defendants were brought to court in an unregistered hummer bus, at about 9.30am on Wednesday amid tight security.
On hand were a host of their supporters, who cheered them as they arrived the court.
After taking arguments from the two sides, Justice Longji adjourned till May 24 to rule on the bail applications.
The judge ordered that the defendants should be remanded in the prison custody till then.

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