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N1.6bn Fraud: Former Taraba Governor, Jolly Nyame, Sentenced To 14 Years Imprisonment Without Option Of Fine

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

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

Delivering a judgment that lasted more than four hours on Wednesday, 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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