Prison Experience Humbled Me – Nyame


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Jolly Nyame, former governor of Taraba State, has described how the country’s justice system works differently. He said this while expressing what he learnt from his over three years’ incarceration.

Jolly Nyame, former governor of Taraba State, has said that what he learnt from his over three years’ incarceration is that the Nigeria’s justice system works differently for people according to their social status.

Nyame, was jailed for fraud and granted presidential pardon on the grounds of age and ill health by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Jolly Nyame, Former Governor of Taraba State

He was convicted in 2018 and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for diverting public funds to the tune of N1.64 billion.

But his sentence was later reduced to 12 years in 2020, following a ruling by the Supreme Court, which affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeal on the matter.

In August, Nyame was released from Kuje correctional facility, Kuje, Abuja.

Nyame spoke during the celebration of his 67th birthday anniversary, Nyame said, “I learnt a lot during my prison term and I realised that in this country, there are two kinds of justice: one for the advantaged citizens and the other for the disadvantaged Nigerians. My hope is that after 2023, things will change for better.”

He, however, expressed his readiness to forever remain grateful to President Buhari for granting him pardon.

“As a beneficiary of President Buhari’s good gesture, I will never disobey or disappoint the president in whatever I do,” he said. Daily Trust reports

Killing of Lagos lawyer: Atiku canvasses for Police Reforms

In another report, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has called for urgent police reforms. This is coming against the backdrop of the alleged killing of a Lagos based female lawyer, as reported by Leadership.

Atiku, stated this when he was reacting to the killing of a Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs. Bolanle Raheem.

Atiku further called on the police authorities and the justice system to swiftly expedite action on the matter, noting that justice delayed is justice denied.

Bolanle, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) was killed by a police assistant superintendent (ASP) on the eve of 2022 Christmas.

The incident occurred on Ajah bridge on Christmas Day as the deceased returned from Christmas church service.

Bolanle was reportedly shot while she sat in the car; the husband was beside her.

The police public relations officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, reacted to the fatal shooting yesterday.

The spokesman described the officer’s action as “unfortunate and avoidable”.

NBA demands justice for slain Lagos based lawyer, condemned the incident.

Similarly, The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has condemned the killing of a female lawyer, Bolanle Raheem by Assistant Superintendent of Police.

A Lagos lawyer Raheem Bolance is reported to have been shot dead in Lagos in the eave of 2022 Christmas.

The lagos based female lawyer is said to have been killed by the shooting from a rifle fired by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). The incident took place on Christmas Day in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

Bolanle was shot to death yesterday while trying to make a U-turn under Ajah Bridge, Lagos.

Bolanle was reported to have been returning in the company of her family from Christmas service, after which she was pursued by a cop who fired at her vehicle.

While she was on Ajah bridge maneuvering a U-turn his bullet got her and she was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was reported to have given up the ghost.

The National Publicity Secretary, NBA, Akorede Lawal, while reacting to the unfortunate incident,   described the incident as regrettably unfortunate, noting that the president of the association, Yakubu Maikyau, was aware and studying the situation.