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Convicted former Governor of Adamawa prison spends only 20 days out of 5 years sentence in Jail



Convicted former Governor of Adamawa prison spends only 20 days out of 5 years sentence in JailJames Ngillari, a recently convicted former Governor of Adamawa State has been released from prison after spending only 20 days out of his 5 years sentence.

The former Governor was granted bail on health ground.

Ngillari who was found guilty on all five counts of conspiracy to award contract amounting to the tune of N167,812,500 for the purchase of 25 units of operational official vehicles for the state without compliance with due process was sent to jail for a period of 5 years by Justice Nathan Musa less than three weeks ago.

The Judge said his conviction of the former Governor was based on section 58(5) of the Public Procurement Acts, saying “the law hands of the laws are tied to convict any person found guilty of breach of procurement acts to be sentenced to less than five years imprisonment.

He said, “The convict is sentenced to a cumulative sentence of five years, cumulatively on all the five counts to any jail in this country of his choice. But, in the meantime, he will be held here in the Yola Prison.”

Musa said that the former governor would enjoy his bail pending the determination of his Appeal.

Ngilari, having appealed the sentence, went back to the same court that convicted him, and asked for bail, pending the determination of his Appeal.

Justice Musa, after listening to arguments of Ngilari’s counsel, Mr Sam Olugunorisa (SAN) and that of EFCC, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, in the motion for bail pending Appeal, granted Ngilari’s request.

The bail plea was supported by a medical report on Ngilari, from Yola Prison, which indicated that the former governor had been under intensive medical management.

Deputy Comptroller in charge of Health, Mr John Bukar signed a report which stated that Ngilari had diabetes, hypertension and insomnia.

It said that Ngilari, who had been referred to Canada Specialist Hospital in Dubai, for evaluation and management, had blood pressure that was rising between 180/110 MMHG to 190/120 MMHG.

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  1. Everest Nwatu

    Mar 27, 2017 at 17:43

    What do you expect from a country being led by a brainless cattle rearer

  2. Olagunju Emmanuel Olaleyeh

    Mar 27, 2017 at 17:50

    Money n power as exchanged hand….

  3. Chidimma Ezeani-Ken

    Mar 27, 2017 at 17:51

    Fighting corruption indeed!

  4. Iboroma Tonoejit

    Mar 27, 2017 at 17:53

    Our law makers and some other law forcement agencies are really bunch of jokers. Twenty days is really notin, them put am for where AC THEY.

  5. Mishack Mgbenwere

    Mar 27, 2017 at 18:44

    I am seeing nigeria and their laws. #hissed wetin concern me

  6. Progress Dimkpa

    Mar 27, 2017 at 18:52

    As u can see he’s a Muslim man,so he will go scort free useless country

    • Jemima Pwanedo Daniel

      Mar 27, 2017 at 19:25

      I’m frm Adamawa state he is a christian.He is d duputy of Nyako dat stole billions.He wz taken to court in Goodluck regime bt d muslim man is stil free,all d do is to postpone Nyako’s judgement.Is Bala Ngulari dey knw hw to sentence sharp sharp.Sha gud for him bt justice should b done all d way.

    • Musa Muhammed Mukhtar

      Mar 27, 2017 at 19:28

      Adadma Ke. It Is Ngilari Not Ngulari

  7. Uzoamaka Obiakor Peters

    Mar 27, 2017 at 19:59 words. Buhari d height of corruption

  8. Itz Victor Matthew

    Mar 27, 2017 at 20:24

    Useles and lawless country where dey always gaze on d crime d poor commits and never talk about d billions d rich fools steal.. SMH

  9. Godwin Elvis

    Mar 28, 2017 at 08:33

    But if it’s a poor man… life imprisonment

  10. Godwin Elvis

    Mar 28, 2017 at 08:33

    But if it’s a poor man… life imprisonment

  11. Nehemiah Danjuma

    Mar 28, 2017 at 08:59

    Dat d injustice we c in our country by f majorities

  12. Jide Kudehinbu

    Mar 28, 2017 at 12:52

    That is nija for u

  13. Precious Isaac

    Mar 28, 2017 at 13:00

    God of d poor save us

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