Court grants N100m bail to Ngilari, ex-Adamawa gov

A Yola High Court, on Thursday, granted bail to the immediate past governor of Adamawa, Mr Bala Ngilari, arraigned over alleged N167 million contract processing without due process.

Justice Nathan Musa granted Ngillari bail, along with his administration’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr Sanda Lamurde.

Musa granted Ngilari bail in the sum of N100 million, with a surety who must have a landed property in Yola metropolis.

The court granted Lamurde bail in the sum of N50 million, with surety who must also possess a landed property in Yola.

The court, would on Friday, give ruling on a bail application by Ibrahim Welye, who served as the Secretary to the state government under Ngilari.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ngilari, Welye and Lamurde were arraigned before the court on a 17-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful processing of contract.

They were charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which alleged that the offence contravened Section 96 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 97 of the same code.