The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reportedly remanded former governor of Plateau state and senator representing Plateau North, Jonah David Jang, in a police cell in Jos ahead of his arraignment in court on May 16.

 

Jang is expected to be arraigned before Justice Daniel Longji of the state high court five on a 12-count charge of alleged corruption and misappropriation of N6.3 billion during the last leg of his tenure as governor of Plateau state.

 

Daily Trust reports that a source said Jang is presently at a cell at the State Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and police presence has been beefed up around the area.

 

He said several police officers have been recalled to the state CID for fear that demonstrators may invade the place adding that, “his son Yakubu escorted him and his wife has just visited to give him food.”

 

When contacted, state police public relations officer, ASP Tyopev Terna, said he could not comment on the issue.

 

It was earlier reported that just after Justice Daniel Longji of the state high court five fixed Wednesday, May 15, for proper arraignment and hearing for bail application, young loyalists to Jang, began serious protest against what they referred to as a “witch hunt” by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration.

 

The youths carried placards that read: ‘Baba Jang is our hero, he didn’t steal a kobo’ and ‘Jang Forever’ as they chanted solidarity songs along CBN road.

 

In contrast to this, another group of youths also took over the streets with placards on which was written: “Jang return our money” and “where is the N2bn CBN/SME fund you collected?”

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