Former Governor Of Adamawa, Others Remanded In Prison

Former Adamawa State Governor, Bala Ngilari
Former Adamawa State Governor, Bala Ngilari

The former governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngillari, former secretary to the Adamawa State government, Ibrahim Welye and former commissioner for finance, Sanda Lamurde have been remanded in prison custody following the failure of their bail applications.

Justice Nathan Musa of the Yola High Court who presided over the case said the accused persons could not convince the court why the bail application should be granted.

The former governor and the two others, both former members of his cabinet, are facing an eight-count charge bothering on corruption and abuse of office.

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The charges include purchase of 25 units of operational vehicles without obtaining certificate of no objection from the Adamawa State Bureau of Public Procurement and lack of due process in the award of a contract worth N165.8 million to one El-Yadi Motors Limited.