Today 16th May 2018 marks the first day of Senator Jonah Jang’s arraignment by the EFCC and the ICPC.
However, at the commencement of the hearing presided by Justice Daniel of the Jos High Court, the ICPC was said to have dropped all their charges – however EFCC held fort.
When the charges were read to Senator Jonah Jang and Yusuf Pam (ex-Cashier of PLSG) by the lead prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs – SAN, they both pled “not guilty”.
This led to bail discussion, where the Senator’s counsel Robert Clarke argued that bail be given on the basis of self recognition, but this was countered by the prosecuting counsel.
Justice Longji therefore adjourned the hearing and deferred be bail consideration until next Wednesday. The next hearing has been provisionally fixed for next week when the bail shall again be considered.
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