Former vice president Atiku Abubakar and a former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana as well as other prominent Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stalwarts, on Sunday, visited the embattled former governor of Plateau state and senator representing Plateau North, Jonah Jang, in Jos prison.
DAILY NIGERIAN had earlier reported that Mr Jang was remanded in prison after his arraignment at the Jos state High Court on May 16 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The senator is facing a 12-count charge over alleged corruption and misappropriation of N6.3 billion during the last leg of his tenure as governor of Plateau state.
While confirming the visit to newsmen, Luka Ayedoo, the Public Relations Officer of the Plateau Command of the Nigerian Prisons Service, said: “at the weekend, we received Prof. Jerry Gana, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, senators and other notable Nigerians who came on a solidarity visit to Sen. Jonah Jang.
“Even though Jang is in prison custody, he still reserves the right to be visited and so we won’t deny him that right,” he said.
The PRO, however, said restrictions were placed on the calibre of people to visit the former governor so as not to turn the prison yard into a political arena.
“Those we give express permission to see him are few political allies, family members, his doctor and his lawyer, “he said.
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