Gov. Jang’s son sues State Assembly for probing dad

Jonah Jang, Plateau state governor

The governor is accused of misusing public funds.

The son of Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has filed a lawsuit asking a court to stop the state’s House of Assembly from an ongoing probe of his father.

Gov. Jang is facing allegations of mismanaging about N50 billion.

Last week, a nine-member committee named by the state assembly, began a preliminary hearing on the case.

The governor denies the allegation.

“If I see such an amount, the state will not remain this way,” Mr. Jang said at a recent public event.

But as the House moved to start the probe last week, Yakubu Jang, who also serves as a special adviser to his father, filed a suit in a state court, seeking an order to stop the House from initiating the processes of investigating his father.

The court has yet to fix a date for the hearing.

Musa Gondina, the chairman of the committee set by the Plateau state assembly to investigate the governor, however said that the suit would not stop the committee from doing its work.

Mr. Gondina said the committee was yet to receive any court notice to stop the probe.

The lawmakers are acting on a 10-page petition by a group called Plateau Patriotic Forum.

Among other alleged infractions, the group accused Mr. Jang of obtaining loans from banks without the approval of the House of Assembly.

The group also accused the governor of mismanagement in the disbursement of N50 billion SURE-P funds.


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  • Coco B

    Father and son strangulating d economic of d state,about 20b,no wonder he is running after gej who stole $20b so that both will b save by court order but will d duo hide from God?

    • Ide4u

      $30.8billion is the figure of the unaccounted, nowhere to be found oil money. His concubine in charge of petroleum ministry, Diezani Alison-Madueke retired the entire sum in six words; Kerosine Subsidy and third party transactions

    • emmanuel

      Your comment rightly position you as an illiterate who knows how to read and write.

      Do people become thieves by imaginary concoctments?

      • Coco B

        I know u r one of d corrupt sympathizer,but ur days are numbered

  • Truthometer

    “Sharing the money, is a good business”. PDP!!! Share the money!!!!!!!!!!. Let us hail Jang & Son Criminal Enterprises.

    • tolu

      that is why the old corrupt fool will like to lick GEJ anus to escape investigation

  • BlackieUmukoro

    I think the son is just a busy body, meddlesome interloper, lawyers call it. The father should disassociate himself from the frivolous and vexacious suit. Another muhammed Abacha in the making. Jang abeg save us this shame

    • emmanuel

      I disagree here.

      This is an orchestrated fight back and a grand plan of the minority to sabotage the majority in Plateau state

  • Wähala

    The lawsuit is the “collateral fallout” from Diezani’s frivolous lawsuit impeding the House investigation into her charter jet scam. It will now become trendy to run to the courts and buy “injustice” by shopping for a corrupt judge to issue an injunction against probes. Credit Dumbo’s corrupt Govt. Everything goes… imagine! a common adviser to a Gov. interferring with Legislative procedures. Pretty soon, grandmothers will start abusing our corrpt court system. Nonsense!

    • emmanuel

      You are an ethnicist, religious bigot, an Islamic zealot, a morally bankrupt fellow and an irridentist whose assignment in the online space is to attack anyone who is not a muslim or Hausa Foolanis.

      You twisted your comments last week when the Nyako’s mess on the court was on.

      Onye ara!

      • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

        What is ethnic here?

        Did Nyako went to court to stop any of the lawmakers processes?

      • Man_Enough

        his comment is very intelligent and well propounded. read it again.

  • tolu

    Jang is an old corrupt fool, that is why he is ready to lick GEJ anus to avoid probe,

  • Ahmad

    True son of his father. Notoriously shameless. It’s in his DNA.

  • ifowodo kpangan

    in the land of plateau it is the son verses the rest of the the masses. why would a son go to court to stop a house of assembly duely constituted by law from perfoming its function? It is shameful. we are told that nothing gets done in that state except the son approves and the sons of jang and his tribesemen are all lording it over everybidy. time is up for the croocks who use religion to deceive the masses.