Like an incorruptible judge,Justice Adebukola Banjoko has proven that come what may,justice must some day prevail in the world of Nigerian corrupt community.
While governors and some government stakeholders enjoy some immunities,when anyone of them breaches public trust entrusted to him,judges like Justice Adebukola would without fail prosecute and make any culprit serve as deterrent.
Jolly Tavoro Nyame,the former governor of Taraba state from 29th May 1999-29th May 2007 has today the 31 day of May 2018 been prosecuted and sentenced to 14 years in prison without fine by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory High Court.
Justice Adebukola believes that it was out of respect as Clergyman that Jolly Nyame won the trust of his people that he became their governor. How could he now abuse such trust and became guilty of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of N1.64 billion while he was in office? Justice Adebukola wondered.
Before giving the verdict,Justice Adebukola angrily stated:
“There’s no moral justification for the level of outright theft, and the Court must therefore, impose a statement, hopefully as a deterrent to other public officers, who may be similarly inclined. From the totality of facts before the court, Nyame approved N250 million for purchase of stationery, but is found to have no intention to fulfil the purpose,”
In a ruling which lasted for more than 4 hours,Justice Adebukola found Jolly Nyame guilty of 16 count,bordering on criminal breach of public trust.
There is no one who frowns at the judgement of Justice Adebukola. Even Muslim rights group welcomes his jail sentence and the presidency says that decamping to APC would not make Nyame escape from judgement.
To APC government,this judgement is an evidence of zero tolerance of corruption in Buhari led government!!!