Supreme court upholds Dariye’s 10-year jail sentence.


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The supreme court has upheld the 10-year jail term of Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state.

The judgment which was delivered on Friday, through the lead judge, Helen Ogunwumiju, of the apex court, affirmed the conviction on the charges of criminal breach of trust which carries a 10-year jail term.

However, the supreme court dismissed the charges which border on misappropriation of funds which carry a two-year Jail term.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Dariye to court in 2007, accusing him of diverting N1.126 billion from Plateau government’s ecological fund.

It would be recalled that in June 2018, justice Adebukola Banjoko, of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Gudu, sentenced Dariye to 14 years imprisonment having found him guilty on 15 out the 23 counts preferred against him.

Dariye was plateau state governor between 1999 and 2007.

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