EFCC Suit: Judge Warns Senator Jang for Late Coming

 

Yakubu Busari,Jos


Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court on Tuesday issued a warning to former Governor Jonah David Jang for his in ability to arrive court on time to continue the hearing in a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission ,EFCC , challenging Jang and Yusuf Gyang for money laundering and lack of trust .

He judge earlier warned Jang and Gyang that the court would sit before 9am but the former governor, now senator arrived late, thereby earing the wrath of the presiding judge

The Persecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, represented by Barr Ejiga told the court that the matter was slated for hearing on Tuesday but due to constraints he earlier met with the defense counsels on ground that witness cannot be present owning to security threat .

He told the court that the security challenges made them very difficult to convey the witness to court. Ejiga urged the court to adjoined the matter and also vacate the subsequent days which is subject to the court convenience.

The defense counsel, Robert Clark said the prosecution has delayed the case for almost two months and yet came to court to ask for another adjournment. According to him ,in a criminal prosecution justice delayed is justice denied and frowned at what he called flimsy excuses of insecurity by the prosecution counsel which he said w as unacceptable under the present regime that pride itself as fighting crime and criminality in Nigeria.

Clark stressed that it is a shame for the EFCC to be emphasising on insecurity to ask for adjournment, adding that it is mere tactics being used to deny the accused persons freedom of expression.