Supreme Court upholds Nyame’s 12-year jail term

The Supreme Court has upheld the ruling of the Court of Appeal which sentenced Taraba State former governor Jolly Name to 12 years imprisonment for N1.6bn corruption.

The apex court panel led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, however, set aside the ruling of the appellate court which imposed N100m fine on the former governor.

Justice Amina Augie, who delivered the judgment, upheld the guilt and conviction of the ex-governor by the Court of Appeal, even as it reduced the sentence from 14 years to 12 years imprisonment.

Nyame was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 41-count charge and the FCT High Court presided over by Justice Adebukola Bajoko convicted them on 27 counts.

The former governor, thereafter, appealed to the Court of Appeal in Abuja which also upheld the ruling of the High Court

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