The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District and the former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has said he will not honour the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) that requested him to report to its Kano office on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
The decision to turn down the invitation, according to Jang because he is under trial in Jos the Plateau State Capital having been charged to court by the same commission, and the matter is expected to commence definite hearing around the date of the invitation.
The former governor who spoke through his media aid, Clinton Garuba, on Monday said it is baffling how the EFCC expects the serving Senator to be in two places at the same time since he does not possess any psychic abilities.
According to the statement signed by Garuba and a copy made available to our correspondent it says, “The invitation is not unconnected with the story in the news alleging that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced a mansion worth N500 million to Senator Jonah Jang.
“The property located at No. 8 and 9 Gobarau Road, Unguwan Rimi GRA, Kaduna State does not belong to Senator Jang, and this is not the first time the commission would investigate its ownership.
“The property formerly belonging to Northern Nigerian Development Company, Kaduna, was allocated to the Senator while he was the executive Governor of Plateau State but eventually lost interest and did not continue with the acquisition. EFCC has this information and it knows the actual owners of the said property.
“Unfortunately but deliberately EFCC continues to harass the Senator in its usual media trials aimed at tarnishing his glowing name and reputation.
“To his numerous friends, supporters, and admirers of his transformational work in Plateau State, the Senator wishes to admonish them to be calm and steadfast no matter the odds, as the recent allegation is nothing new, but one of the endless attempts at dealing with him by the powers that be.
The Senator is in high spirit, and fervently ready to face his accusers in court, and not the pages of newspapers”, the statement reads.
However, Jang has written to the Commission asking it to pick another date in January 2019.