A former Executive Secretary of the Adamawa Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (CPWB), Bishop Jinga Mayo, has been sentenced to five-year imprisonment with out possibility of effective.
A Yola High Court, which handed the judgement on Monday, additional sentenced Bishop Jinga to six months imprisonment with N50,000 possibility of effective.
The court docket, presided by Justice Nathan
Musa, mentioned that the jail phrases are to run concurrently.
Bishop Jinga was convicted for diverting N69.189 million out of the N346.eight million launched to the board by the earlier state authorities in respect of 2016 Christian pilgrimage.
The court docket convicted Bishop Jinga Mayo on depend 2 and three, for changing authorities’s cash for his private use, whereas discharging and acquitting him on depend 1 for failure of prosecution to show its case past affordable doubt.
The convict was earlier charged to court docket by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for “making false return in respect to finances, conferring of corrupt advantage upon himself and making false statement to the officer of the ICPC.”
A historical past of the case has it that the convict, who was the Executive Secretary of the board, diverted the cash which was meant to settle the entailments of the committee members for the train to his personal pocket.
The Bishop had earlier instructed the court docket that he used the cash to sponsor agricultural coaching programme organised for Christian pilgrims in Israel however couldn’t present proof.