Alleged N6.3b fraud: EFCC to appeal Jonah Jang, Pam’s acquittal

Sat, Sep 3, 2022
By editor


THE attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to the Friday, September 2, 2022 judgment  of Justice C.L Dabup of the Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos,  discharging and acquitting a former governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah David Jang and a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government,   OSSG ,  Yusuf Pam,  of the   seventeen- count charges  bordering on criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of Plateau State funds to the tune of N6.3 billion.

Vanguard had reported how, a Plateau High Court in Jos, discharged and acquitted Senator Jonah Jang and Mr Yususf Pam of the N6.3 billion corruption charges preferred against them by the EFCC.

Jang, a former governor of Plateau and Mr Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in the office of the Secretary to the State Government, have been standing trial since May 4, 2018.

The EFCC dragged the duo to court over a 17-count charge bothering on diversification and misappropriation state funds.

Justice Christen Dabup, who delivered the judgement, said that the court did not find Jang and Pam guilty of any of the charges.

“The court did not find the accused persons guilty of any of the charges and they are hereby discharged and acquitted,” she said.

But reacting to the judgment, EFCC said it has initiated processes for an appeal against the ruling.

Vanguard news.