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LOL! Former Adamawa Governor jailed 5 years for corruption granted bail again

Nigeria's justice system for politicians reach to laugh. Former governor of Adamawa, Bala Ngilari has been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Yola. 

Ngilari who was jailed for corruption on Monday, March 6, was granted bail on health grounds.

Ngilari was convicted by Justice Nathan Musa for failing to adhere to the procurement laws of Adamawa state during his tenure as the governor of the state. 

He was found guilty of four charges of giving N167 million contract without due process.

In his ruling, Justice Musa said the law states that the convict shall not be given an option of fine. 

While handing down his ruling, Musa said the former governor can chose to serve his jail term in any prison of his choice.

Having appealed the court's ruling, the judge said Ngilari is expected to remain in a prison facility pending the decision of the appeal court on his matter. 

A convicted ex-governor who should be in prison has been granted bail on health grounds. Smh!