By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
SenatorJonah Jang’s N6.5 billion money laundering case has taken a new dramatic twist as the immediate past governor of plateau state Senator David Jonah Jang has called for all the prosecution witnesses to be re-cross examined.
Speaking through his counsel, Edward Pwajok (SAN), said the re-cross examination of the prosecution witnesses is very imperative to elicit more information from them on the area of the newly amended charges.
But what would have be another smart move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC),objected to the application of the 1st respondent Jonah Jang for all the prosecution witnesses to be recalled for re -cross examination.
The counsel to the 1st defendant, Edward Pwajok (SAN), argued that the reasons is predicated on the amended charges which touches the entire gamut of the case including the Federal government of Nigeria and the apex financial institution of the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and for fair hearing it would be nice for all the witnesses to be recall for re-cross examination.
After argument and counter argument, Justice Longji ruled that since the new amended charges touch on the entire gamut aspect of the case, it would be wise for the interest of justice for all the prosecution witnesses to be re -cross examined to cover the new areas thrown up by the new amended charges by the prosecutor.
Pwajok maintained that the team of lawyers to David Jonah Jang headed by the legal luminary, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) will study the amended charges against the 1st defendant Jonah jang.