Money laundering : PDP Urges EFCC To Release  Sen Jang On Bail

Yakubu Busari, Jos 

 

The Plateau State Chairman of PDP,  Hon. Damishi Sango  has descibed as persecution, the continued detention of Senator Jonah Jang by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC

Sango said, “while the appropriate agencies of government are at liberty to discharge their statutory and constitutional mandates, due diligence, respect for due process and the rule of law must be followed.

Jang, former governor of the  state has been in detention for  several  days by the EFCC for money  laundering  and  misappropriation public funds running  into  billions of Naira. 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 7, 2017 accused  him  in a  12-count charge   for alleged misappropriation of over N6.3billion, two months to the end of his tenure as governor in 2015.

Jang is also said to have abused his office as the governor by collecting money to the tune of N4.3 billion from the state coffers through the cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government.

In one of the counts, the former Governor, among other things, pocketed N2 billion released by the CBN for disbursement to small and medium enterprises in the state under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Funds, MSMEDF, just a month before the expiration of his tenure in April 2015.

 The  PDP in the state said the refusal of the anti-graft agency to grant bail to the lawmaker is part of the ruling APC’s plan to clamp down on the opposition.