Former Adamawa governor, Ngilari takes ill at EFCC custody, rushed to hospital

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday took a former Governor of Adamawa State, Mr. James Ngilari, to the Gombe General Hospital after he felt ill.

Recall that the anti-graft agency had on Thursday picked Ngilari for his alleged role in the sharing of the $115m (N23bn) which emanated from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

He was arrested after the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Adamawa State, Joel Madaki, told investigators that the ex-governor received N450m out of the Diezani fund on behalf of the state.
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Former Adamawa governor, Ngilari takes ill at EFCC custody, rushed to hospitalBy Ameh Comrade Godwin on June 19, 2016@dailypostngr
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday took a former Governor of Adamawa State, Mr. James Ngilari, to the Gombe General Hospital after he felt ill.
Recall that the anti-graft agency had on Thursday picked Ngilari for his alleged role in the sharing of the $115m (N23bn) which emanated from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

He was arrested after the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Adamawa State, Joel Madaki, told investigators that the ex-governor received N450m out of the Diezani fund on behalf of the state.

Punch quoted a source as saying that while in detention, Ngilari started to complain of fatigue and his condition worsened.

The detective, who didn’t want his name mentioned, said, “Former Governor Ngilari who has been in custody in our Gombe office since Thursday, took ill and started complaining of fatigue. We have taken him to the General Hospital, Gombe.

“He has been admitted and is currently receiving treatment.”

A former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Amb. Hassan Adamu, had last week told investigators about the alleged role Ngilari played in the sharing of the Diezani fund.

An EFCC source said, “He (Adamu) admitted his involvement at that level but that the money was taken to the government house in a bullion van by officials of Fidelity Bank.

“The ambassador added that the chief of staff to Ngilari, Hamman, and the accountant to the Adamawa State Government House, Mrs. Aisha Waziri, counted the money and confirmed the figure. The duo became custodians of the fund based on the directive of their boss, the governor.

“He said he left at that point and did not know how the money was sharedn neither did he personally benefit from it.”

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