PIC. 9. FORMER DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF ADAMAWA, MR BALA INGILARI (M), WHO A FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN ABUJA ON WEDNESNDAY (8/10/14) ORDERED THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE STATE TO IMMEDIATELY SWEAR-IN AS THE GOVERNOR. 5027/8/10/2014/BJO/AIN/NAN

N167m Fraud: Ngilari Arraigned, Remanded In EFCC Custody

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Former governor of Adamawa state, James Bala Ngilari, has been quizzed, charged and remanded in Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s custody over abuse of office in N167 million car contract fraud.

This was the ruling of Justice Nathan Musa of High Court of Adamawa state, which sat in Yola, yesterday.

An EFCC source, who confirmed the story yesterday night, said the EFCC had charged Ngilari for violation of procurement laws in the award of contract of N167 million  to one El-Yadi Motors Limited for supply of twenty-five units of operational vehicles (Toyota Corolla).

The Commission had instituted a 19 count-charge against Ngilari, his former secretary to the government, Ibrahim Andrew Welye and his former Commissioner of Finance and Budget, Sanda Jonathan Lamurde.

EFCC accused them of conspiracy, lack of No objection Certificate, no competitive bidding and others in procurement process.

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