PHOTO|: A view of the Plateau State High Court on December 31, 2019. Inset: Former Governor Jonah Jang.
Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court on Tuesday advised the previous Governor of the state, Jonah Jang, that he has a case to reply in an alleged case of misappropriation and diversion of state funds.
The case was introduced towards him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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EFCC has been prosecuting Jang since March 2018 on an amended 17-count, alongside a cashier within the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (OSSG), Yusuf Pam, for alleged corruption and misappropriation of Plateau State funds to the tune of N6.32billion.
Jang had earlier made a no-case submission after the anti-graft company referred to as 14 witnesses throughout the trial.
The trial choose whereas ruling on the matter on Tuesday, dismissed the ‘No Case’ submission. He agreed with the prosecution that the defendants have explanations to offer earlier than the court docket concerning the costs towards them.
The case file can be now be returned to the state Chief Judge for reassignment since Justice Longji is continuing on retirement which means that the case will start afresh.