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Bishop Faces 5 Years In Jail For Diverting N69m Meant For Pilgrims Welfare

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 24th Mar, 2020 -

An Adamawa Bishop has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for abusing his office by diverting government funds.


The Suspect, Bishop Jingi Mayo

Former Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bishop Jingi Mayo has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for diverting N69m meant for the board.

Jingi who was the executive secretary of the board between 2016 and 2017, was handed the prison sentence after being arraigned before a Adamawa State High Court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The money the cleric diverted, was meant for the operation committees of the 2016 Christian Pilgrims operation to Israel.

Jingi was handed the prison sentence without an option of fine by Justice Nathan Musa on Monday March 23, after being found guilty of diverting government money and making false statement to the officer of the Commission.

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