N1.6bn fraud: Former Taraba governor, Jolly Nyame, sentenced to 14 years in prison without fine

The Federal Capital Territory High Court,Justice Adebunkola Banjoko today sentenced a former governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, to 14 years in prison without an option of fine.

Nyame, who was Taraba State governor between 1999 and 2007, was charged to court by EFCC for the misappropriation of N1.64 billion while he served as governor.

Delivering a judgement that lasted more than four hours on Wednesda, Justice Banjoko found the former governor guilty in 27 out of 41 counts he was charged with. The judge blamed Nyame for financial recklessness and brazen display of executive power without following due process.

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