Former Taraba State governor, Jolly Tavoro Nyame has already began his journey into 14 years imprisonment.

The first Executive Governor of the state was sentenced to jail last week without an option of fine for misappropriating N1.64 billion naira.

But less than one week into the court ruling, some residents of Zing Local Government area of Taraba State on Monday June 4, 2018 took to the streets to protest.

The protesters, who are mostly youth and women, converged from Mile Six Junction to road Block in Jalingo, and marched through streets of the town, causing a gridlock.

The peaceful protesters carried placards with various inscriptions: ‘Free Nyame; Temper justice with mercy’, ‘We don’t want selective justice’, among others.

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They terminated the march at the resident of the former governor located along Jolly Nyame way in Jalingo. 

Addressing the protesters at Nyame’s residence, National President of the Mumuye Cultural Development Association, Anthony Dogo said the peaceful protest was a solidarity march for the embattled former governor. 

“We are not fighting the government, but we are out to march for solidarity with our former governor and to call on the government to be just in its fight against corruption.

“Jolly Nyame is our political leader in Taraba state and we are ready to take instruction from him even if he is in the prison. 

“We still believe in the adage that the court is the last hope of a common man and we believe justice will be done in this case as he heads to appeal court.”

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