Breaking: Court Sentences Ex-Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye To 14 Years In Prison

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Senator Joshua Dariye has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for criminal breach of trust, 2 years for misappropriation of public funds.

After a trial that lasted about 8 hours, Justice Adebukola Banjoko sends Dariye to jail and notes that Dariye was in fact richer than his state, and “there should be no compromise to corruption by whatever shade or colour, rich or poor”.

Earlier the Federal High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja has found Joshua Dariye, ex-Plateau governor guilty of misappropriating N1.16 billion Ecological Fund meant for the state.

Justice Banjoko of the FCT High Court has also found Senator Joshua Dariye guilty of criminal breach of trust as regards N250 million issued to Pinnacle Communications emanating from the state’s Ecological Fund.

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