Money laundering: Former Plateau governor Jang knows fate on December 31

Money laundering: Former Plateau governor Jang knows fate on December 31

- Court has fixed December 31, for the judgement on corruption filed against Jang by the EFCC

- Jang is standing trial over alleged misappropriation of N6.3 billion while he was the governor of Plateau state

- The former governor is being prosecuted by the EFCC

Plateau state high court has fixed Tuesday, December 31, as the judgement day for the case involving the former governor of the state, Jonah Jang and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Daily Trust reports that Jang is standing trial over alleged fund which was said to have been misappropriated when he was in office.

Legit.ng gathered that the EFCC accused Jang of misappropriation of funds to the tune of N6.3 billion when he served as governor of Plateau state from the year 2007 to 2015.

The presiding judge, Justice Daniel Longji, having listened to the final submissions of all the parties involved, adjourned to Tuesday, December 31, 2019, for ruling on the case.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Jang was remanded in prison alongside Yusuf Pam, a former government official in the state.

It was reported that the duo was accused of misappropriating N6.3 billion while serving in the state.

Robert Clark who is the counsel to the accused had asked that they are granted bail on self-recognition but the EFCC asked the court to consider the gravity of the situation.

Clark had said that any offence that exceeded three years should not be treated as ordinary and presumable for bail.

Justice Daniel Longji in his reaction said he would need more time to study the argument put forward by the two parties.

He asked that the two accused be remanded in prison pending the adjourned date of May 24 for ruling on the bail application.

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He said there was a situation where the law became an axe, adding that he had not studied the charges and could not use his personal knowledge of the accused persons to ask him to go on bail.

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