Alleged N6.3bn fraud: N2bn MSME fund still with Jang – ICPC investigtor

1 year 10 months ago #6941 by patrickd

An investigator of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences, Taiwo Olorunyomi, yesterday told the Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos that investigation has shown that former Plateau Governor David Jang is still in possession of N2 billion disbursed by the Central Bank of Nigeria to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises beneficiaries in the state.

Jang and a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary of State Government, Yusuf Pam, were standing trial before Justice Daniel Longji on a 12-count charge bordering on alleged diversion and misappropriation of N6.3 billion while in office.

In his oral evidence yesterday, Olorunyomi said in 2016, the ICPC-received a petition on Plateau state government alleging abuse of office, embezzlement, misappropriation of funds against former governor Jonah Jang.

“The petition was assigned to my team headed by one Fatimah Muhammad and assisted by my humble self and in the course of investigation we invited several persons that have played one role or the other on the disbursement of N2 billion MSME fund,” he said.

The judge adjourned the matter to today to enable the prosecutors to serve the defendants with the statement they had wanted to tender before the court.


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