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Former Governor of Plateau bags 14 Years Imprisonment for corruption

Former Governor of Plateau bags 14 Years Imprisonment for corruption
Former governor  Dariye bags 14 years imprisonment

Former Governor of Plateau state, Senator Joshua Dariye, was on Tuesday sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment on charges of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of over N1.16bn belonging to the state.

The High court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gude, Abuja found him guilty on a 6 count charge on the allegation of unlawful transferring of funds to the sum of 1.126bn ecological needs of the state to the Peoples Democratic Party, in the southwest.

Justice Adebukola Banjoko the ruiling judge, also found the former governor guilty in 1, 2 and 7 count charge of other related offences of dishonesty.

Dariye whose case is over 10 years is standing trial on a 23 count charge for money laundering allegedly diverting the State’s 1.126 billion Naira ecological funds.

He was arraigned by the EFCC on July 13, 2007, bordering on money laundering and other corruption charges alleged to have belonged to the Plateau State Government.

According to the EFCC, the former governor diverted the funds into the account of Ebenezer Ratnen Venture, which is alleged to be one of the companies through which he allegedly siphoned the public funds.


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