News

EFCC Traces Houses worth N500m to Jonah Jang

Jonah JangJonah Jang

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced properties worth N500 million to former Plateau state governor, Jonah Jang.

Acting spokesman of the commission, Tony Orilade, revealed this in a statement on Sunday.

According to the statement, the properties are located at No. 8 and 9 Gobarau Road Unguwan Rimi government residential area (GRA), Kaduna state.

Orilade said preliminary investigations revealed that the said properties were purchased from New Capital Properties Limited, a subsidiary of Northern Nigerian Development Company (NNDC) Kaduna.

Jonah Jang is standing trial on a 12-count charge bothering on diversion of public funds.

The former governor was arraigned alongside Yusuf Pam, a former government official in the state. He was accused of misappropriating N6.3 billion while serving as the governor.

The offences were said to have been perpetrated a few months before the end of Jang’s tenure as governor in 2015.

In May, Jang was held in the custody of the anti-graft agency for nine days before he was arraigned.

Jonah Jang was subsequently remanded in prison but was released eight days later.



Receive Alerts on: Whatsapp: CLICK HERE (WhatsApp Only), Follow us on Twitter: @OkayNigeria.

Farouk Mohammed
the authorFarouk Mohammed
Chief Editor
Farouk Mohammed is a Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria (OkayNG.com). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on OkayNG.com.

Leave a Reply