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Jang’s case adjourned to April 9 


Senator Jonah David Jang

A plateau State High Court handling the alleged N6.3 billion fraud case involving a former governor of the state, Senator Jonah Jang, yesterday, adjourned until April 9 and 10 for the prosecuting Counsel to complete their prosecution.

Jang and Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in the Government House, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the alleged fraud said to have been committed between September 2010 and October 2014.

The duo are facing a 12-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering allegedly committed when Jang was the governor.

The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendants conspired to defraud the state of the said amount via illegal acts, contrary to and punishable under Sections 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition Act) 2011, as amended.

When the case came for continuation of hearing before Justice Daniel Longji of High Court V, and after two prosecution witnesses were taken, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), Counsel to Jang, applied for an adjournment to enable him attend to some pressing needs, saying he had conferred with the prosecuting Counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), for understanding.

The Judge then asked Jacobs of the number of witnesses remaining for him to complete his prosecution, who said only two and that he needed two days to round off.

Justice Longji then adjourned the case Until April 9 and 10 for continuation of hearing.

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