Lalong to Start Probing Jang on Thursday

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By Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry recently set up by the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, to probe the eight years of the former  Governor of the state, Senator Jonah Jang, has said it has concluded plans to begin the probe on Thursday.

The Secretary of the commission Alhaji Sani Yahaya, in an interview with journalists in Jos yesterday, revealed that the commission would begin its public hearing on Thursday.

He promised that all parties will be giving fair hearing, maintaining that the six member commission was made up of people of proven characters.

He however stated that submission of memoranda was still ongoing. “We are still receiving memoranda; we want to ensure that everyone who has interest to submit memoranda to the commission is given the chance to do so, we have no preference to anyone, or group of persons.”

He added that, “I can’t tell you the number of memoranda we have collected, because we are still in the process, but I can assure you it will be made known to the public by the chairman of the commission during our inaugural sitting on Thursday.”

The six man judicial commission headed by Justice Stephen Adah, is expected to investigate the entire financial dealings, including salaries paid to civil servants in the state during the eight years of Jang’s reigns.