Nigerian Bishop jailed for stealing N69m meant for pilgrimage

A Nigerian Bishop identified as Jinga Mayo, has been sent to five years in jail for stealing N69m meant for pilgrimage.

An Adamawa High Court sitting in Yola sentenced the former executive secretary, Adamawa State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, to five years imprisonment without the option of fine.

The convict 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 operating 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 the correctional facility on March 23, 2020, without the option of fine.

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