A former Governor of Plateau State, Da Jonah David Jang, was on Thursday granted bail by Justice Daniel Longji of Plateau High Court, Jos.
In his ruling, Justice Longji said the prosecution’s claim that Jang would jump bail and interfere with investigations was a mere speculation and without proof.
The judge noted that he would not act on speculation to deny bail to the defendant, as he admitted Jang to N100m bail and two sureties in like sum, Punch writes.
He however demanded that one of the sureties must be a first class traditional ruler and the second a civil servant of not less than GL 17, and both must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
Longji also granted bail to Pam Yusuf, a cashier in the office of the Secretary to the State Government, standing trial alongside Jang, in the sum of N50 million and two sureties in like sum.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Monday, May 7, proffered a 12-count charge bordering on alleged corruption and misappropriation on Jang.
The anti-graft agency claims the former governor also embezzled over N4 billion from the state coffers through Pam Yusuf, who was a cashier in the office of the Secretary to the State Government.
He adjourned the matter until July 17, July 18 and July 19 for definite and accelerated hearing.