Appeal Court commutes Ex-Gov Nyame’s 14-Year Jail Term To 12, Adds N525m Fine

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has reduced the 14-year imprisonment imposed by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on a former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, earlier this year, to 12 years.

The Justice Abdul Aboki-led three-man panel of the Court of Appeal on Friday in addition to the 12-year sentence, also imposed a fine of about N600m on the convict, a fine that the lower court had omitted while dispensing the earlier sentence.

Nyame was convicted and sentenced in a judgment given on May 30 this year by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the FCT, Abuja.

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He was convicted on offences of criminal misappropriation, criminal breach of trust, receiving gratification, among others, estimated at N1.64billion

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