Former governor jailed 5 years for corruption granted bail

Former governor jailed 5 years for corruption granted bail

- A former governor of Adamawa state Bala Ngilari has been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Yola

- Ngilari who was jailed for corruption on Monday, March 6, was granted bail on health grounds

- Ngilari was convicted by Justice Nathan Musa for failing to adhere to the procurement laws of Adamawa state during his tenure as the governor of the state

Former governor jailed 5 years for corruption granted bail

The former governor had earlier bagged a five year jail term for corrutpion

A former governor of Adamawa state Bala Ngilari has been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Yola.

Ngilari who was jailed for corruption on Monday, March 6, was granted bail on health grounds.

Ngilari was convicted by Justice Nathan Musa for failing to adhere to the procurement laws of Adamawa state during his tenure as the governor of the state.

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The former governor was found guilty of four charges of giving N167 million contract without due process and discharged on one charge which bordered on conspiracy by the court.

In ruling, Justice Musa had said the law states that the convict shall not be given an option of fine.

While handing down his ruling, Musa said the former governor can chose to serve his jail term in any prison of his choice.

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Having appealed the court's ruling, the judge said Ngilari is expected to remain in a prison facilty pending the decision of the appeal court on his matter.

He however, granted the former governor bail based on health grounds.

Source: Legit

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