Court Also Reduces Jail Term Of Former Governor Jolly Nyame

The jail term of former Governor Jolly Nyame was reduced from 14 to 12 years, and a fine of N495m was imposed on the convict, a fine that the lower court had omitted while dispensing the earlier sentence.

The jail term of former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame has also been reduced by Justice Abdul Aboki-led three-man panel of the Court of Appeal.

 

The jail term of former Governor Jolly Nyame was reduced from 14 to 12 years, and a fine of N495m was imposed on the convict, a fine that the lower court had omitted while dispensing the earlier sentence.

The panel at the appeal court, held that the lower court erred when it took it upon itself not to impose fine, as such in counts 1, 2 and 6 that have to do with criminal breach of trust.

Nyame who was said to have embezzled the money through shoddy stationery contracts which he awarded at the tail of his eight years administration in 2007, was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment after being convicted of misappropriating N1.64billion from the state’s treasury by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja earlier this year.

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