The Oasis Reporters
May 24, 2018
By Moses Gbande, Jos
A Jos High Court presided over by Justice Daniel Longji, has today Thursday, May 24, 2018 granted conditional bail to Senator Jonah David Jang and Mr. Yusuf Gyang Pam.
Former Governor David Jonah Jang and Yusuf Gyang Pam are standing trail on a 12 count charge of alleged financial fraud to the tune of N6.3bn, in a case filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
David Jang, immediate past governor of Plateau State has been in the EFCC custody for quite sometime now, until last week Wednesday, when he and Yusuf Gyang Pam were brought before
Justice Longji for prosecution.
The plaintiff and defendant’s counsels had filed their arguments as whether the allegations against the duo are bailable offences or not after which the Judge fixed Thursday, 24th May for ruling on their applications.
When the matter came up for hearing, Justice Longji said he had been bombarded with lots of text messages that he has collected money from the APC, to compromise and he read from Joshua 5:13 -14, and said that he will never compromise and appealed for prayers for him to be fair and just to all parties in the case.
The judge further delivered two rulings on the two separate applications, accompanied by two written addresses earlier filed by counsel to the accused, seeking for bail.
Justice Longji, granted the bail to Senator Jang, with the condition of two sureties, to the sum of N100m each, one of whom must be a first class traditional ruler.
Subsequently the court also granted conditional bail to Yusuf Gyang Pam, also with two sureties, to the sum of N50m each, one of whom must be permanent secretaries or equivalent.
The court further conditioned that all the four sureties must be residing within the jurisdiction of the court.
Justice Longji also ordered the accused to surrender their international passports to the court.
He adjourned the matter to July 17, 18 and 19 respectively for hearing.