Court Sentences Ex-Taraba Gov. To 14 Years In Jail Over Fraud

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Former governor of Taraba state Jolly Nyame, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Nyame was charged on 41 counts of fraud but was found guilty on 27.

The federal capital territory high court gave him no option of fine.

The court blamed him for financial recklessness and brazen display of executive power without following due process.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Nyame to court for allegedly diverting N1.64 billion while he served as governor of Taraba between 1999 and 2007

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