Joshua Dariye, former Plateau State Governor jailed 14 years for Corruption

photo: NAN

The anti-corruption fight by the Buhari led government appeared to be gaining momentum as another former Nigerian Governor was yesterday sentenced 14 years imprisonment by an Abuja Federal High Court.

Mr Dariye was found guilty of diverting N1.162 billion state ecological funds while he was governor between 1999 and 2007.


He was first arraigned on a 23-count charge for the offence in 2007.

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, led by Justice Adebukola Banjoko, sentenced Mr Dariye to two years in prison for criminal breach of trust and 14 years for criminal misappropriation of funds.

The sentences are to run concurrently. The court gave no option of fine.

Mr Dariye is currently the senator representing Plateau Central.

Recall that last month, same Federal High Had also sentenced  Jolly Nyame, an ex- Taraba State to 14 years in prison for alleged N1.64 billion corruption without option of fine.

Joshua Dariye being led away by EFCCJoshua Dariye being led away by EFCC


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