Court Grants Prosecuting Counsel Time To Conclude Their Submission On Jang’s Case.
The State High Court in Jos, today, adjourned the hearing in ex-Gov. Jonah Jang’s alleged N6.3 billion fraud case till April 9.
This the Judge, Justice Daniel Longji said was to enable prosecuting counsel to conclude submissions.
Recall that Jang and Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in the Plateau Government House, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over fraud allegedly committed between Sept. 2010 and Oct. 2014.
Jang and Pam are facing a 12-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering allegedly committed when Jang was governor of Plateau state, Naija News reports.
The EFCC had alleged that the defendants conspired to defraud the state of N6.3bn, via illegal acts.
The anti-graft agency said the acts were contrary to, and punishable under sections 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition Act) 2011, as amended.
At the court today, Justice Longji took into consideration, two prosecution witnesses.
However, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the defense Counsel to Jang, applied for an adjournment to enable him to attend to some pressing needs.
“My Lord I am aware we have earlier fixed March 5, March 6 and March 7, for this case, but I am afraid I cannot continue up to tomorrow due to a pressing issue before me.
“I will like to apply for an adjournment if it pleases My Lord since l have conferred with my learned silk, the prosecuting counsel, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, for understanding, ” Ozekhome pleaded.
Longji then granted the adjournment of the case, as sought, to April 9 and April 10, for the continuation of hearing.