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Alleged 6.3bn Fraud: Senator Jang remanded as bail denied (Photos)

Pictures: Jonah Jang in high spirits as he arrives Jos high court for arraignment
Senator Jonah Jang, representing Plateau North Senatorial Zone in the Senate was today arraigned before Justice Daniel Longji of the Jos High Court. Today 16th May 2018 marking the first day of Senator Jonah Jang’s arraignment by the EFCC and the ICPC.

He arrived the court premises at 9:30am this morning and the court proceedings are currently in session.
Many of the senator’s supporters who were at the court, posited that his trial is simply a political witch-hunt and that they will use his trial as a rally point for defiance against Government impunity.

However, at the commencement of the hearing presided by Justice Daniel of the Jos High Court, the ICPC was said to have dropped all their charges – however EFCC held fort.
When the charges were read to Senator Jonah Jang and Yusuf Pam (ex-Cashier of PLSG) by the lead prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs – SAN, they both pled “not guilty”.
This led to bail discussion, where the Senator’s counsel Robert Clarke argued that bail be given on the basis of self recognition, but this was countered by the prosecuting counsel.
Justice Longji therefore adjourned the hearing and deferred be bail consideration until next Wednesday. The next hearing has been provisionally fixed for next week when the bail shall again be considered