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Corruption Charges: Senator Jang Speaks As Court Acquits Him


Sep 2, 2022

The former governor of Plateau state, Senator Jonah Jang has said that he has been vindicated from all corruption allegations levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Naija News recalls that the EFCC had years ago accused Jang of misappropriating public funds totalling N6.3bn.

On Friday, a Plateau High Court sitting in Jos, discharged and acquitted Jang and Yusuf Pam, former cashier with Plateau Government, of all 17 count charges on diversification and mismanagement of N6.3billion.

Reacting to the judgement delivered by Justice Christen Dabup, Jang said that he did his best for the people of Plateau by being prudent with his management of the resources available and it was quite unfortunate that champions of retrogression and enablers of hardship for the people came after him with false claims of mismanagement.

He said: “Thereby necessitating a protracted judicial journey of over four years, trying to prove our innocence in the courts.

“In the course of this travail, I spent over a week in EFCC detention and another ten days in the Jos Custodial Centre (prison).

“Those times we spent there gave us another perspective on life and I count it a blessing because it has all ended today with this loud and clear vindication by the courts.

“The tortuous journey leading to my vindication today has only strengthened me to stand more on the path of truth and continue to work assiduously with well-meaning people for the good of our dear state, Plateau and the nation at large.”

He, however, said that he does not hold a grudge against anyone and thanked God for his victory.

This article was originally published on Naija News