The Plateau State High Court presided over by Justice Daniel Longji resumed on Friday on the deliberation of the N6.3bn fraud trial leveled against the former Governor of the State Jonah Jang by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.
When the case came up for continuation in Jos the counsel to the prosecution (EFCC), Adebisi Adeniyi, insisted the court grant their prayer to the amended charges.
Justice Longji who granted his request also granted the request of the counsel for Jang, Edward Pwajok to confer with his client on the judge’s ruling before the court proceeded.
Justice Longji then read the 17 count charges against Jang and his co accused bordering on allegations to misappropriation of funds belonging to the state government while serving as governor, to which they pleaded not guilty.
Pwajok Counsel to Jang therfore applied to the court to maintain the earlier bail granted the accused to which EFCC opposed.
EFCC counsel also pleaded the court to limit the call of an already called witness as requested by Jang’s counsel.
Justice Longji has however decided to recall all the witness in line with the plea of the defense counsel.
So far, EFCC had called 12 witnesses since the case started in March 2018