- Senator Jonah Jang has reportedly paid off the outstanding electricity bill of Jos prison
- The senator was remanded in prison on Wednesday, May 16
- He is facing charges bordering on alleged fraud on N6.3 billion during his tenure as governor
The former governor of Plateau state and senator representing Plateau North senatorial district, Jonah David Jang, has reportedly paid off the outstanding electricity bills of Jos prison where he has been locked up since Wednesday, May 16.
Jang was remanded in prison after his arraignment at Plateau state high court on May 16 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The senator is facing a twelve count charge over alleged corruption and misappropriation of N6.3 billion during the last leg of his tenure as governor of Plateau state.
Jang allegedly ordered his aides to pay off the prison electricity bills after he arrived there to meet it in total darkness.
Daily Trust reported that the former governor’s media consultant, Clinton Garuba, confirmed paying the electricity bill, adding that Jang had also offered to pay the medical bills of one of the prisoners, who was suffering from a leg disease at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).
Garuba said: “The senator preached in the prison on Sunday and he is in good condition and he has access to his doctors."
The prison PRO is yet to respond to enquiries on the issues.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, May 20, visited the embattled former governor of Plateau state and senator representing Plateau North senatorial district, Jonah Jang, in Jos prison.
Those who visited Jang in prison include former vice president Atiku Abubakar, a former minister of information and orientation Prof. Jerry Gana and Chief Chris Giwa.
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