After 4 years of authorized battle, Senator David Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau State, and Yusuf Pan, the previous cashier within the workplace of the Secretary of the State Authorities, had been let out.
Jang and Pan had been let out on Friday by Justice Christine Dabup, the presiding choose of the Plateau Excessive Courtroom in Jos.
Delivering judgment, Dabup mentioned that the courtroom couldn’t discover the 2 accused of all the fees levelled towards them by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
The EFCC had accused Jang and Pan of misappropriating public funds amounting to over N6.3 billion earlier than they left workplace in 2015, an allegation they refuted.
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Talking shortly after the judgment, the lead counsel for Jang, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), mentioned that his consumer had been vindicated, whereas Rotimi Jacobs, the lead counsel for the EFCC, mentioned they’d examine the judgement and reply appropriately.
“It was found that not a single kobo, not to mention a single naira, was embezzled, dishonestly acquired, or taken by Senator David Jonah Jang,” Ozekhome mentioned.
“Effectively, we’ve got not seen the entire copy of the judgment. Once we have a look at the judgment, I’ll evaluation it, “Jacobs mentioned. “We could go on enchantment.”
Jang was actually excited as he couldn’t maintain again his tears to specific his gratitude to God. “I thank God almighty,” he mentioned.
Some supporters of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) had been in a jubilant temper, seeing that their political chief had been freed and acquitted of all expenses levelled towards him by the EFCC.