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EFCC traces N500m property to former Plateau Governor Jang

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

The property is located at No. 8 and 9 Gobarau Road Unguwan Rimi GRA Kaduna State, a statement on Sunday by acting EFCC spokesman Tony Orilade said.

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He said preliminary investigations revealed that the said property was purchased from New Capital Properties Limited, a subsidiary of Northern Nigerian Development Company, NNDC, Kaduna.

He noted that the EFCC on May 7, 2018, filed 12 count charges against Jang for an alleged fraud of about N6.3bn.

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A serving Senator representing Plateau-North Senatorial District, Jang, is being prosecuted before a Plateau State High Court over allegations of embezzling special funds released to the state by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The former governor is also said to have abused his office as the governor by collecting money to the tune of N4.3bn from the state coffers through the cashier of the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Yusuf Pam.

One of the count charges states that the former governor allegedly diverted N2bn released by the CBN for disbursement to Small and Medium Enterprises in the state under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Funds, a month before the expiration of his tenure in April 2015.

Credit: Daily Trust

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