Nyame’s Fate: Supreme Court Affirms Conviction, 12-Year Imprisonment

 Nyame’s Fate: Supreme Court Affirms Conviction, 12-Year Imprisonment

The Supreme Court today (Friday) upheld the conviction and 12-year imprisonment of  the former Governor of Taraba State, Reverend Jolly Nyame by the Court of Appeal, Abuja.

The judgement was read by Justice Amina Augie after a  five-man panel of the Supreme Court partially upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal.

The court however,  set aside the portion of the judgment which imposed millions of naira fines on the ex-Governor on the grounds that the Court of Appeal imposed fine without any prompting by either of the parties to the case.

The Court of Appeal, in a November 16, 2018 judgment upheld Nyame’s conviction and sentencing over his fraudulent conduct while in office as governor.

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