N6.2bn Fraud: Witness reveals how Ex-Gov Jang’s Aide conveyed cash to him

Musa Sunday, a prosecution witness, has revealed to the court how Jonah Jang, a former governor of Plateau State, received money in cash from his aides. Sunday is testifying against Jang as the 11th witness in the ongoingalleged N6.2 billion fraud, at a State High Court, sitting in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday. 

Jang and the aide, Yusuf Pam, a cashier at the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, are accused of colluding to divert state funds to personal use and are standing trial before Justice Daniel Longji.

During cross-examination by Mike Ozekhome, (SAN), counsel to Jang, Sunday explained how Pam, during investigations into the alleged fraud, took him through the hidden back passage through which he usually used to take cash to Jang.

While identifying Exhibit P62, a response from the Plateau State House of Assembly dated July 19, 2018, and September 2014, alongside the letter from the EFCC requesting for information, Musa told the court that investigations revealed that memos were written by the Commission of Finance, who was involved in seeking approval for the disbursement of the funds involved in the alleged fraud.

Under cross-examination, the witness further confirmed that about $100,000 was deposited in a single day into Standard Chartered Bank.

He said: “On May 6, 2014, $50,000 cash deposit in tranches of $10,000 five times and on May 7, 2014.

“Yakubu Jang, son of the first defendant was among the persons who deposited monies into the account.”

The case has been adjourned until Friday (today) for continuation.(Saharareporters)

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