court sentences former Taraba Gov Nyame to 14 years: The Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced a former Governor of Taraba State Jolly Nyame 14 years in prison. The court finds him guilty of six which are counts 1, 2, 6, 10, 12 and 14 of the 41 counts preferred against him.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC confirmed it through its official twitter handle that the former Governor sentenced 14 years with the option of fine.
court sentences former Taraba Gov Nyame to 14 years
#Alert Jolly Nyame, ex-Taraba governor has been sentenced to 14yrs for criminal breach of trust, 7yrs for gratification, 5yrs for obtaining by dishonesty and 2yrs for criminal misappropriation to run concurrently. Justice Banjoko ruled out an option of fine.
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) May 30, 2018
This could be one of high profile conviction most Nigerians are willing to see in APC led Federal Government. The former governor who was charged with 41 counts of misappropriating the sum of N1.64bn in 2007 has been found guilty of breach of trust involving his alleged fraudulent approval of N250m for the purchase of stationery and office equipment of December 30, 2004. Jolly Nyame was the Taraba State governor between 1999 and 2007.
Justice Adebukola Banjoko while delivering judgement blamed Nyame for financial recklessness and brazen display of executive power without following due process.
The judge therefore found him guilty in 27 out of 41 counts he was charged with, in the over four hours judgement on Wednesday .