The Plateau state high court has discharged former Governor Jonah Jang.
Jang, now a Senator was acquitted of the N6.3 billion corruption charges levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The trial judge Christy Dabup, in a judgement delivered on Friday, also discharged Jang’s co-defendant, Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in the office of the secretary to the Plateau state government.
The former governor alongside his co-accused was first arraigned before Justice Daniel Longji, in March 2018 on a 17-count charge bothering on misappropriation of N6.3bn belonging to the state government. Upon arraignment, they pleaded not guilty.
However, the case started afresh before Justice Christy Dabup following the retirement of the previous judge, Longji, in December 2019.
Counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs, and Mike Ozekhome, defence counsel had adopted their final addresses on July 14, 2022. However, the court ruled in favour of the defendants and discharged them.