A former governor of Taraba State, Mr Jolly Nyame, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison without an option of fine.

The Federal Capital Territory High Court convicted Mr Nyame of criminal breach of trust in a case of N1.64billion fraud preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Nyame was accused of criminally misappropriating the funds while he governed Taraba state between 1999 and 2007.

Justice Adebukola Banjoko found the former governor guilty in 27 out of 41 counts he was charged with.

According to the judgment, the former governor was jailed two years for misappropriation of government funds, seven years for receiving gratification, and five years for obtaining valuable government properties without consideration.

The jail terms are to run concurrently.

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