The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today, November 22 closed its case against former Taraba governor, Jolly Nyame. Nyame was standing trial before Adebukola Banjoko of the FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja on charges of money laundering to the tune of N1.6billion before the trial was quashed by the EFCC.
The former governor was facing trial on a 41-count charge of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of state funds to the tune of N1.64billion between 1999 and 2007 during his tenure as governor. At the resumed hearing today, counsel to EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) told the court that the prosecution had decided this morning to close the case against the former governor. Jacobs did not give further details on why the decision was taken. The trial lasted all of six years, as it started in 2010, with the EFCC calling 14 witnesses. Nyame defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in December 2014, less than two months to the 2015 general elections. After his defection, he paid a visit to then APC candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), who emerged the eventual winner of the keenly contested electoral battle.
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