Friday Olokor, JosJustice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court in Jos has ordered that a former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, be remanded in the prison custody till Thursday, May 24, when the court will rule on his bail application. Also ordered to be kept in prison was a former cashier in the office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Yusuf Pam. Jang and Pam were arraigned on Wednesday before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes CommissionThe 12 counts filed against them border on alleged misuse of some special funds released to Plateau State by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The defendants were brought to court in an unregistered hummer bus, at about 9.30am on Wednesday amid tight security. The judge ordered that the defendants should be remanded in the prison custody till then.
Source: Punch May 16, 2018 23:15 UTC