Friday 26 November 2021


By: Valentine Adese (JP) and Paul Naomi,

The hearing of the case filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Sen. Jonah David Jang and one Yusuf Pam, a former Cashier in the office of the Plateau State Secretary to the State Government (SSG) office, over alleged looting of state funds, has been adjourned to 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th February, 2022 for further hearing.

Before the adjournment, the EFCC through its Prosecuting Counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) has called 4 witnesses, who have been also Cross-examined by E. G. Pwajok (SAN) Counsel to the 1st Defendant, Sen. Jonah David Jang and S. Oyawole (Esq), Counsel to the 2nd Defendant, Mr. Yusuf Pam.


Reacting to the extent of progress in the matter, while fielding answers to questions from Journalists at the premises of the Court, Pwajok (SAN), commended Hon. Justice C. Dabup the presiding judge for her, patience, resilience  and calmness in listening to all arguments for hours in the past three days.

He said, “Well, we have done a lot of work within the past few days, huge progress has been made.

“But I must single out the Judge herself, that is, Hon. Justice C. Dabup.

“I must commend her for her patience and resilience to calmly listen to all arguments for hours since the past three days.

“Today’s adjournment is owing to an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), because their lead Counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) has to leave for Lagos via Air by 2.00pm, and that is true! The flight schedules are always in the afternoon.

“Last time, these same witnesses that we took within these three days, took us a lot of adjournments to conclude with them, especially, the one of today, Mr. Habila Dung, who is a star witness in the matter.

“So, now that we are through with him, other witnesses would take little time, say some hours.

“The adjournment now is for four days in February at the first instance, which means, God willing, by March of 2022, we would have finished hearing this matter and see to the next step to take.

“We are actually happy with the proceedings thus far”.


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