The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Adamawa state High Court on its judgment against the former governor of the state Bala Ngilari
– MURIC said the judgment against Ngilari is a game changer especially for corruption public officers
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Adamawa state High Court on its judgment against the former governor of the state Bala Ngilari.
MURIC said the judgment against Ngilari is a game changer especially for corruption public officers.
A Federal High Court sitting in Adamawa had on Monday, March 6, sentence the former governor to five years imprisonment for corruption.
Following the court’s judgement, the director of MURIC Ishaq Akintola in a statement said the judge’s decision is commendable.
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Akintola said: “This judgment is a game changer. It is a yellow card for fraudulent governors who believe that state government houses are meant for personal aggrandizement.”
He said the judgment is an indication that activities in Nigerian cannot be business as usual.
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He said: “Now, they know it is not business as usual. The sentence will reassure the ordinary Nigerians that justice is not for sale and that Nigerian prisons are not meant for the poor alone.”
He said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has maintained its tempo in the fight against corruption.
“We call on sitting governors and other public office holders to learn from Ngilari’s case. Those eyeing public offices for the purpose of enriching themselves should watch out.
“We urge Nigerians to take charge of their own destiny,” MURIC said.