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Adamawa Bishop sentenced to 5 years in prison for diverting N69m meant for Pilgrims welfare

An Adamawa State High Court has sentenced former Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bishop Jingi Mayo to 5 years imprisonment for diverting N69m meant for the board.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that 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).

It was also learnt that the money the cleric diverted was meant for the operation committees of the 2016 Christian Pilgrims operation to Israel.

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

 
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