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Ngilari: Detained Adamawa Governor gets N1m bail

Bala James Ngillari, former governor of Adamawa State

The detained former Governor of Adamawa state, Mr. James Bala Ngilari was today granted bail by Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola.

He was granted bail in the sum of one million naira and a surety with landed property in Yola who must provide a court affidavit of means to that effect.

Ngilari was remanded in the EFCC custody September 21 following his arraignment on nineteen-count charge bordering on alleged rigging of procurement process in the award of contract worth one hundred and sixty-seven billion naira.

The court has adjourned to 0ctober 10 for commencement of trial.

Ngilari was remanded following his arraignment on 19-count charge bordering on alleged rigging of procurement process in the award of N167b contract

Ngilari is being tried alongside his former secretary to the government and his commissioner for finance and budget, Messrs Ibrahim Andrew Welye and Sanda Jonathan Lamurde respectively.

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