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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Breaking News: Ex-Taraba Gov, Jolly Nyame Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison Without Fine


Former Taraba State Governor, Jolly Nyame

Court Delivers Judgement In Jolly Nyame’s Case

Jolly Nyame, former Governor of Taraba State, who was accused of misappropriating about N1.6bn of the state’s funds and has been found guilty by a federal high court sitting in Gudu, Abuja, and sentenced to 14 years in prison without option of fine.he trial had largely been stalled by the successive appeals by Nyame challenging the validity of the charges instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in July 2007.
The trial began to gain some speed when the Supreme Court laid the defendant’s appeals against the validity of the charges to rest by dismissing it in 2016.
Nyame had been charged by EFCC with 41 counts of criminal breach of trust, criminal misappropriation, taking gratification and obtaining valuable thing without consideration.
The prosecution’s case against Nyame revolved around alleged diversion of N1.64bn of Taraba State’s funds while he was governor.

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