Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gudu, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a former governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, to fourteen years’ imprisonment
The judgment which marked the end of the trial which lasted about eleven years ended in a guilty verdict for his acts of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of the sum of one-point-six-billion naira belonging to the state.
Nyame was convicted on a total of twenty-seven out of the fourty-one counts preferred against him. He was convicted and sentenced to various terms of imprisonment with the highest being fourteen years
The court also ordered that all the funds previously recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from aides to the ex-governor and other government officials involved in the scam be forfeited to the Taraba State Government.