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N6.3bn Fraud: Court Acquits Ex-Plateau Gov, Jonah Jang

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A Plateau State high court has discharged and acquitted former Governor Jonah Jang of the N6.3 billion fraud allegations levelled against him.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed 17-count charges against Jang and the Former Cashier to the Office of Secretary to Plateau Government, Yusuf Pam.

Among the charges were the alleged diversion of N2 billion provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for empowering youths and women on small and medium scale enterprises and misappropriation/diversion of funds meant for the State Universal basic education (SUBEB).

In a ruling on Friday, Justice Christy Dabup, said the EFCC could not prove the misappropriation, diversion and public funds entrusted to the former Governor.

The court then squashed all the charges labelled against the former Governor and the government cashier, saying that it lacked merit.

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