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Court to Decide Judgement for Former Governors Dariye, Nyame
The Abuja Court of Appeal will decide judgement for Former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye and Reverend Jolly Nyame of Taraba State today Friday November 16.
This is coming after the duo appealed to the court to re-evaluate their conviction and subsequent sentences of 14 years imprisonment over fraud.
According to the registrar of the court, judgement will commence at exactly 10:00am today.
The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, presided by Justice Adebukola Banjoko had on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, sentenced former governor Joshua Dariye who was a serving senator to 14 years’ imprisonment on charges of criminal breach of trust and criminal appropriation of the state’s funds running to over N2billion.
The ex-governor was convicted on 15 out the 23 counts preferred against him in July 2007.
Similarly, Jolly Nyame was convicted on a total of 27 out of the 41 counts preferred against him.
On May 27, 2018, he was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment, after being convicted of misappropriating N1.64 billion from the state’s treasury through shoddy stationery contracts which he awarded at the tail of his eight years administration in 2007.