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Supreme Court Upholds 12-Year Prison Sentence Given To Ex Taraba Governor, Nyame

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Supreme Court Upholds 12-Year Prison Sentence Given To Ex Taraba Governor, Nyame

The Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and 12-year imprisonment handed to the former Governor of Taraba State, Reverend Jolly Nyame by the Court of Appeal, Abuja.

The Court of Appeal in judgment on November 16, 2018, upheld Nyame’s conviction.

But a five-man panel of the Supreme Court in a judgment on Friday upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal.

The panel, however, set aside a section of the judgment which imposed millions of naira fines on the ex-Governor.

Giving the reason for the judgment, Justice Amina Augie, said the Court of Appeal imposed fine without any prompting by either of the parties to the case.

With the latest judgment by the Supreme Court, the former governor who is already incarcerated will continue to serve the remaining part of his sentence in prison.

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