A High Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has convicted and jailed former Gov. Bala James Ngilari. Ngillari was found guilty of 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.
In handing down his sentence, the judge said the law stipulated that the convict shall not be given an option of fine.
He was therefore sentenced to five years in prison, and said the convict is to serve his term in any prison of his choice. Mr. Ngilari was charged on September 21, 2016.