Atiku Ddenies Visiting Jang In Jos Prison
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has denied visiting Senator David Jonah Jang, in Jos Prison.
The denial of the visit by both the Atiku Media Office and Luka Ayedoo, the PRO of Jos Prison, followed a report by the News Agency of Nigeria that the former vice-president and a leading figure in the Peoples Democratic Party visited the prison to cheer up Jang, being detained on the orders of the Plateau High Court, following his trial for fraud and money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Apart from Atiku, other notable politicians, who came for the solidarity visit, included Professor Jerry Gana, some senators and Chief Chris Giwa, who is fighting a protracted legal battle to become the President of the Nigerian Football Federation.
NAN first got information about the visit from the Publicity secretary of Plateau State PDP, John Akans, and, in the tradition of the agency, called Ayedoo to confirm the visits by PDP bigwigs.