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Former Gov Nyame Gets Car Gift Hours After Release From Prison

Former Gov Nyame Gets Car Gift Hours After Release From Prison

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Taraba State, Emmanuel Bwacha, on Monday, donated a brand new Mercedes Benz to the former governor of the state, Jolly Nyame.

Bwacha presented the car gift to the former governor a few hours after he was released from the correctional centre, Daily Post claimed.

Nyame, who was sentenced to jail for offences ranging from misappropriation of public funds to embezzlement, regained freedom on Monday.

The former Governor of Taraba State was released alongside former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye.

The former Governors were released from detention a few months after President Muhammadu Buhari granted them pardons.

Nyame was sentenced to 12 years for diverting N1.64 billion during his tenure as governor of Taraba, while Dariye was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for N1.126 billion fraud.

The decision of the lawmaker representing Taraba South senatorial district to present the car gift to Nyame has been greeted by mixed reactions.

Some had praised the APC Governorship candidate for taking such steps a few hours after Nyame was released from the correctional centre.

Others noted that the fund used in purchasing the car gift would have gone a long way if it was shared among people in his constituency.

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