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Jang sues EFCC, demands N500m damages

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A member of Senator Jonah David Jang’s legal team, Peter David Dusu, has sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for violating his (Jang)’s fundamental human rights and claimed N500 million damages from the anti-graft agency.

This followed EFCC’s 12-count charge of corruption related offences on Jang as it sued the former governor in a High Court in Abuja and the Jos High Court.

He argued that although the EFCC has the right to arrest anybody suspected to have committed any economic crime, the anti-graft agency must do so within the ambits of the laws.

Dusu said Jang’s travails started after he left office in May 2015 when the All Progressives Congress (APC) government accused him of corruption and had followed it up by petitioning the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offencies Commission (ICPC.)

He added that EFCC claimed to have invited Jang for questioning, which he failed to honour.

He noted that when Jang went to the EFCC on his own volition, he told them that he wanted to assure them that he would always be available whenever he was needed.

Dusu added that Jang’s detention was politically motivated because EFCC does not have power to detain any person more than 24 hours without charging him to court.


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