Breaking: Jolly Nyame’s Jail Sentence Reduced to 12 Years

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reduced the jail term of the former governor of Taraba State, Reverend Jolly Nyame from 14 years to 12 years.

In a judgment Friday, the appellate court also fined the former governor the sum of N495million, noting 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.

The former governor was earlier this year sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by an FCT High Court after being convicted of misappropriating N1.64 billion from the state’s treasury.

Rev Nyame was found guilty of awarding shoddy stationery contracts at the tail of his eight years administration which ended in 2007.

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