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[UPDATE] EFCC Vs Jang: Court Adjourns Case To December

31 October 2018 National News News


The first week of December has been fixed for definite continuation of hearing in the case filed against the former governor and present senator representing Plateau North senatorial zone, Senator Jonah David Jang and one other, by the EFCC.

Hearing was to be continued today ( Wednesday) but was halted as the first accused Jonah Jang was not present in court.

Counsel to the accused Robert Clerke , SAN, informed the court that his client was rushed to the hospital this morning and the Doctors confirmed that his sugar level and blood pressure was high.

He added that the doctors said Jang would need medical attention for at least three days to stabilize.

Clerke therefore prayed that two weeks be granted to his client to enable him appear in court.

On his part counsel to the EFCC Rotimi Jacob SAN said based on the medical report, there was no indication that Jang needed medical attention.

Jacob clarified that the report only said the patient’s Blood pressure and sugar level was high and would need rest.

He argued that the accused Jang should have been in court since court appearance does not in anyway amount to stress.

According to the prosecuting counsel diabetes and hypertension are common illness which can not earn an accused bail and saw no reason why the accused couldn’t make it to court.

He however did not object the two weeks extension as demanded by the defence counsel.

After listening to their arguments, the Judge, Justice Daniel Longji consented to the prosecution argument, but said care must be taking when dealing with illness as everyone is prone to sickness.

Justice Longji however said a date in November won’t be possible.

The two counsels then agreed on the first week of December.

Justice Longji then adjourned the case to 4th 5th 6th and 7th of December for definite continuation of hearing.

 

BY: JOSIAH BUZUN/JOS


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