EFCC allegedly traces N500m properties to Plateau ex-gov Jang
• Tasks Nigerians abroad on anti-graft war
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday claimed to have traced N500 million properties to erstwhile Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang.
In a statement in Abuja, the anti-graft agency’s acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, alleged that the properties located at No. 8 and 9 Gobarau Road, Unguwan Rimi GRA, Kaduna State belonged to the retired military officer
According to Orilade, preliminary investigations revealed that the properties in question were purchased from New Capital Properties Limited, a subsidiary of Northern Nigerian Development Company (NNDC), Kaduna.
The serving senator representing Plateau-North in the National Assembly is standing trial before a Plateau State High Court having been arraigned on May 7, 2018 by the EFCC on a 12-count charge bordering on an alleged N6.3 billion fraud when he held sway as governor.
Meanwhile, the agency’s Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has appealed to Nigerians abroad to show more commitment in seeing that the nation takes the lead in the fight against corruption on the African continent.
In another statement by Orilade, Magu made the appeal while receiving a delegation of Nigerians in Diaspora led by New York-based Dr. Ifeanyi Obiakor at commission’s head office in Abuja.
According to Magu, the EFCC plays a significant role in making national investments more secure and protecting Nigeria’s international reputation through prevention and detection of economic and financial crimes.
Obiakor, who is vice chairman and promoter, America Hospital and University of Medicine and Sciences, Abuja, used the opportunity to submit a petition in respect of an alleged N2.5 billion fraud involving some individuals under the umbrella of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON).