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Former Vice President, Atiku, Others Visit Senator Jang In Prison




Court Acquits Ex-Plateau Governor, Jang Of N6bn Fraud Charges
Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang arraigned at a federal High Court in Jos,

Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang during his arraignment at a federal High Court in Jos ( Photo File)

Prof. Jerry Gana, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar Pay Solidarity Visit To Jang In Prison

Some popular politicians, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar have paid solidarity visit to former Plateau Governor Jonah Jang, who is in Jos prison over allegation of  embezzling N6.3 billion.

Mr Luka Ayedoo, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Plateau Command of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), confirmed this in Jos.

Naija News recalls that Senator Jang last week was was ordered by the Court to be remanded in Jos Prison, pending when the Court would give its ruling on his bail application on Thursday this week.

Prof. Jerry Gana, a former PDP chieftain, some senators from the South-South region and Chief Chris Giwa, a PDP chieftain in Plateau were also part of the team that visited senator Jang in Prison.

Ayedoo said, “at the weekend, we received Prof. Jerry Gana, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, senators and other notable Nigerians who came on solidarity visit to Sen. Jonah Jang.

“Even though Jang is in prison custody, he still reserves the right to be visited and so we won’t deny him that right,” he said.

The PRO, however, said restrictions were placed on the caliber of people to visit the former governor so as not to turn the prison yard into a political arena.

Those we give express permission to see him are few political allies, family members, his doctor and his lawyer, “he said.

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