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Senator Jang Cries Out From Detention

Former Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has cried out from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detention.

Senator Jonah Jang

The ex-governor who is now a senator is now begging Nigerians to prevail on the EFCC to release him from detention because he is diabetic. He is been detained over an alleged N6.3billion fraud.

In a motion on notice filed by his team of lawyers led by Christopher Eichie, Yakubu Philemon, and Kola Oseni, said his continued detention by the EFCC had made it difficult for him to receive medical attention, which has made his “blood sugar control to be in a bad state.”

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“Jang was told by the EFCC operatives that he would see the EFCC chairman (Ibrahim Magu); but as soon as he got to the Tunde Idiagbon Block in the commission, he was told he couldn’t go home and that has been the case. He has been kept in the EFCC custody since Monday and has not been charged to court.”

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“Ironically, both the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other-related offences Commission are charging him with the same issue. We are seeing some political intimidation. We are not in a banana republic where anything can happen. They have kept him for 72 hours, the EFCC is holding him unconstitutionally. We are appealing to Nigerians to mount pressure on the EFCC to release Jang.”