A Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos has discharged and acquitted the former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, of N6.3 billion corruption charges.
The presiding judge, Justice Christy Dabup, in a judgement delivered on Friday, dismised the corruption charges levelled against Jang by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Justice Dabup also discharged Jang’s co-defendant, Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in the office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government.
Naija News understands that the said suit has lingered for over four years.
The case file claimed that Jang and Pam misappropriated the sum of N6.3bn before they vacated office in 2015, an allegation that they denied.
Earlier, heavily armed personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Security (DSS) were stationed at every point leading to the court premises.
It was learned that those driving into the court premises as well as those walking to the area were stopped and questioned by security officers before they were allowed in, while others were refused entry.
One of the security personnel who gave attention to journalists reportedly said: “Today is not an ordinary day for us. We are here on special duty at the court and that is why you can see many of us around. That is what I can tell you for now.”
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