Jang moves to sue EFCC over alleged illegal detention
The immediate past Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North, Jonah Jang, said he holds no grudge against those behind his trivails, following his detention in EFCC and his incarceration in Jos prison for over two weeks.
He said, “For over a week, I was kept in detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), deprived of the inalienable right to personal freedom and association.
“Where the constitution provides for an accused person to be charged to court within one day, I was held by the EFCC for over a week in flagrant disregard to the letters and spirit of the supreme document which legitimizes the very existence of our country.
“My lawyers have instituted a case at the FCT High Court and I shall pursue it to its logical conclusions,” he stressed.
“As Governor of Plateau State in the 8 years entrusted to me, my preoccupation was the welfare, wellbeing, and security of the people.
“My work was dedicated to opening new frontiers and elevating our state and people to a status commensurate with the expectations of a world which has changed tremendously. A testament of that can be easily identified in all 17 Local Government Areas of the State, and other strategic areas within the governance landscape.
The former Governor maintained that, “The burden I carry in my heart is not of grudges against those against me, but of gratitude for those who have endured difficult conditions to stand with me through this ordeal. I am convinced beyond doubts that your labour of love shall not be in vain.