Plateau State Ex-Governor Sen. Joshua Dariye Sentenced To 16-year Imprisonment Over N1.16bn Fraud [WEEPS PUBLICLY]

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a former Governor of Plateau State and serving senator representing Plateau West, Senator Joshua Dariye, to 16 years’ imprisonment on charges of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of over N1.16bn belonging to the state.

Justice Adebukola Banjoko ‎found him guilty of diverting N1.162 billion state ecological funds while he was governor between 1999 and 2007, and in a judgment which took her six and a half hours to read convicted the ex-governor on 15 out the 23 counts preferred against him.

Let's recall that He was first arraigned on a 23-count charge for the offense in 2007.

The presiding judge sentenced him to 2 years in prison for criminal breach of trust and 14 years for criminal misappropriation of funds.


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