Allegation: Ex-governor Jang finally honours ICPC's invitation over N5.6b fraud

Allegation: Ex-governor Jang finally honours ICPC's invitation over N5.6b fraud

- A former governor of Plateau state, Senator Jonah Jang, has honoured the ICPC's invitation over an N5.6 billion fraud

- The commission had on Thursday, March 22, threatened to declare Jang wanted for allegedly spurning its invitation

- It said that Jang had proven evasive since October, 2017

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has said that former Governor of Plateau, Senator Jonah Jang, recently honoured its invitation for questioning over an alleged N5.6 billion fraud.

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In a statement on its website, the commission said it had concluded interactions with the ex-governor, while investigation continues “on other strands of the matter’’. It did not give further details.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the commission, on Thursday, March 22, threatened to declare Jang wanted for allegedly spurning its invitation.

The ICPC, through a statement signed by its spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said Jang had been evasive since October 2017, when it opened investigation into alleged corruption-related activities during his tenure.

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Jang reacted through a statement by his media aide, Clinton Garuba, on Friday, March 23, that there had “never been a time the commission invited him”.

Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that the commission had said that the former governor of Plateau state, Senator Jonah Jang, may soon be declared wanted by the commission for refusing to honour its invitation.

NAIJ.com gathered that this was disclosed by the spokesperson of the commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement on Thursday, March 22 in Abuja.

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Source: Naija.ng

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