Monday, 6 March 2017

Former Nigerian Governor Sentenced to Prison for Corruption.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of former Adamawa state governor, as a High court judge sentenced him to prison on Monday in Yola.

Former Governor of Adamawa State, Bala James Ngilari, has been convicted and jailed by a federal High Court sitting in Yola, on Monday, for failing to adhere to the procurement laws of the state.

According to Premium Times, in a 75-minute long ruling, Justice Nathan Musa found the former governor guilty of four charges, and discharged him on one, which bordered on conspiracy.

He sentenced the former governor to five years in prison, and said the convict is to serve his term in any prison of his choice.

The judge also discharged and acquitted former Secretary to the State Government, and the Commissioner of Finance, who were second and third defendants in the case.

In handing down his sentence, the judge said the law stipulated that the convict shall not be given an option of fine.

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