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Ex-Plateau Gov Jonah Jang gets N100m bail

A High Court sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital, has granted bail to the former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang and another accused person.

Channels Television reports that the former governor, Jang, is standing trial for misappropriation of state funds during his tenure in office.

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, had in 2016 established and constituted a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the financial spending of the two tenures of former Governor Jonah Jang.

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However, at today’s sitting, the ruling judge, Justice Daniel Longji granted the former governor on the following conditions; two sureties in the sum of N100m each.

One of the sureties must be a First Class traditional ruler within the jurisdiction.

Deposit of passport.

While the second accused is to produce two sureties with N50m each, one of the sureties must be a Permanent Secretary or anyone within the rank as well as submission of passport.

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