N168m Fraud: Court Jails Ex-Adamawa Governor Bala Ngilari
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
A former Governor of Adamawa State, Mr James Bala Ngilari, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after he was found guilty of corruption charges against him.
Mr Ngilari was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in September 2016 on a 17 count criminal charge bordering on award of contract without due process to the tune of N167.8 million.
In his ruling on Monday, March 6, 2017, Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court sitting in Adamawa found the former Governor guilty of the charges brought against him and sentenced him to five years behind bars.
However, Justice Musa discharged and acquitted former Secretary to the State Government, and the Commissioner of Finance, who were second and third defendants in the case.