The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday failed to produce Senator Jonah David Jang, former governor of Plateau State, before a Jos High Court presided over by Justice Daniel Longji on the ground of what anti-graft agency lawyer, Rotimi Jacob, called problem of logistics.
When the allegations of financial misapplications against Senator Jang was mentioned in court on Monday in Jos High Court, the EFCC’s counsel’s failure to proceed with the case got Jang’s defence team led by Robert Clarke (SAN) agitated.
Clarke said at 80 he should not be made to make unnecessary trip from Lagos to Jos if the prosecution counsel knows that they were not prepared to bring Jang to Jos high court for the commencement of his trial before Justice Longji court on Monday.
Justice Lonji adjourned the commencement of Jang on Wednesday this week when EFCC counsel made commitment to bring Plateau Governor Senator Jang to court.
As early as 6.00 a.m. Monday morning, Senator Jang supporters from the senatorial districts of the state stormed the premises of Jos high court drumming and singing praises of former Plateau Governor Jang.
The Jang supporters and leaders of Peoples Democratic Party in the state led by the chairman of the party, DT Sango former Minister of Sports accused EFCC of allowing itself to be used by the Federal Government to carry out political trial of Jang.
He said that was happening to Jang has raised his political profile in the mind of the people of Plateau State and Nigeria in general.
Sango said the people of Plateau would troop out on Wednesday in court in solidarity with their leader; Senator Jang whom he said was being prosecuted for voicing against the injustices of the present APC government.
Similarly, two former Speakers of Plateau House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Goar and Hon. Titus Alams told newsmen that the court premises that having worked with Jang when he was the governor of the state; they know that Jang was facing political trial that would not stand the test of time.
“Senator Jang is the last person that should be accused of financial fraud while in government,” he said.