The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said it would appeal the Judgement discharging and acquitting a former governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah David Jang.
A Plateau state high court in Jos had on Friday discharged and acquitted Jang of N6.3 billion corruption charges levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Christy Dabup, the judge, in a judgement delivered on Friday, also discharged Jang’s co-defendant, Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in the office of the secretary to the Plateau state government.
Reacting, the EFCC in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said: “The attention of the Commission has been drawn to the Friday, September 2, 2022 judgment of Justice C.L Dabup of the Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos, discharging and acquitting a former governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah David Jang and a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, OSSG, Yusuf Pam, of the seventeen- count charges bordering on criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of Plateau State funds to the tune of N6.3 billion.
The Commission has initiated processes for an Appeal immediately.