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Senator Jonah Jang

Jonah Jang: Plateau Group accuses son of mobilising cultists against EFCC

Senator Jonah Jang

A coalition of Plateau Youths on Monday called on security agencies to effect the arrest of Yakubu Jang, son of embattled former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah David Jang for allegedly mobilising suspected cultists to disrupt the trial of his father and a cashier, Yusuf Gyang Pam, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the State High Court in Jos.

Spokesman of the group, Comrade Datiri Pam in a statement in Jos, also commended the security personnel for providing adequate security that enabled the court proceedings to commence.

He queried the foolhardiness of Yakubu for allegedly attempting to obstruct the EFCC while carrying out its constitutional responsibilities.

The coalition commended the EFCC for bringing Jonah Jang to face justice assuring them of the support of the good people of Plateau State.

Despite the tight security presence within the court premises there was influx of youth in their hundreds  within the premises with placards, shouting in solidarity with Jang, with other youths shouting ‘Jang return our money !’

Justice Daniel Longji of High court Five, Jos had granted leave to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to prefer charges against former Governor Jonah Jang and a cashier,  Yusuf Gyang Pam.

Moving a motion  Exparte, counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, in an application sought leave of the court time to enable him prefer charges against the two accused persons as required by law

According to the prosecution, due to logistics he could not get across to EFCC to get the accused for arraignment but however pledged to bring them to court on the next adjourned date

The application having not been opposed by the accuseds’ counsel Robert Clarke SAN, Justice Daniel Longji adjourned the matter to Wednesday May 16 2018 for arraignment and hearing on their bail applications.

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