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Ex-Taraba state governor wears a disappointed look after he was sentenced to 14 years in jail for N1.64bn fraud (photos)

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Ex-Taraba state governor wears a disappointed look after he was sentenced to 14 years in jail for N1.64bn fraud (photos)

May 31, 2018

An Abuja High court yesterday sentenced former governor of Taraba state, Jolly Nyame, pictured above to 14 years in jail for misappropriating N1.64 billion while in office.

According to reports, Mr Nyame was found guilty of 27 out of 41 counts of alleged diversion of public funds while he served as governor of Taraba State.

He was charged by EFCC for allegedly diverting N1.64 billion while he served as governor between 1999 to 2007.

The judge sentenced the defendant to four different terms in prison, after finding him guilty of receiving gratification, obtaining public funds without due consideration, criminal breach of trust and gratification.

These photos show his facial expression as the judge made the declaration for his sentencing.