Bishop Bags 5yrs Jail Term For Stealing N69m Meant For Pilgrimage

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Bishop jailed for 5yrs for stealing N69million

The Adamawa High Court sitting in Yola has sentenced a former executive secretary, Adamawa State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bishop Jinga Mayo, to five years imprisonment.

The Bishop was charged to Court on Jan. 30, 2019, for diverting and furnishing of false return in respect of the sum of N69,198,600.

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The amount was discovered to be meant for the operation committees of the 2016 Christian Pilgrims operation to Israel but Mayo fraudulently diverted it for personal use.

He was the executive secretary of the board between 2016 and 2017 and was sentenced to correctional facility on March 23, 2020, without option of fine.

Meanwhile, In another news, there are strong indications that the former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Orlu Zone, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and family members may be guests of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC any moment from now.

Since leaving office, Okorocha and family have been in the news over reports linking them to a possible investigation by the EFCC.

Even before he left office in Owerri, the anti graft body has been prying on the family over the manner funds belonging to the State was managed. Apart from searching his houses, he has been under discreet investigation.

READ ALSO: EFCC Ready To Go After Okorocha, As Court Approves Investigation

Despite going to court to stop his investigation after leaving office, we can recall that EFCC is back for the ex-governor and family. This newspaper can state that EFCC probe might not be unconnected to several petitions against him by various people in Imo since he left office.

Also, a recent court case which gave a go ahead for his investigation is also said to have instigated the new EFCC move.

Further details that Okorocha and the family may be on the wanted list of the EFCC over certain allegations related to how he governed Imo State for eight years.

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