Nyame Ex-Taraba Gov Jailed 14 Years For Stealing

A former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for criminal breach of trust by misappropriating the sum of N1.64bn preferred against him by the EFCC.

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gudu, Abuja, passed the sentence on Wednesday.

The ex-governor, whose name goes with the appellation of a church title of “Reverend,” was convicted on a total of 27 out of the 41 counts preferred against him.

He was convicted and sentenced to various terms of imprisonment with the highest being 14 years for offences bordering on criminal breach of trust, criminal misappropriation, taking valuable thing without consideration and receiving gratification as a public officer.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

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