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Ex-Governor Dariye Sentenced To 14 Years Imprisonment Over N1.16b Fraud

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A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Gudu, Abuja, has found Joshua Dariye, ex-Plateau governor guilty of misappropriating N1.16 billion Ecological Fund meant for the state, TOPNAIJA.NG can confirm.

Justice Banjoko 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.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) made the announcement on its Twitter handle. The court has since sentenced Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau State to 14 years in prison.

The court found Joshua Dariye guilty of misappropriating N1.16 billion Ecological Fund meant for the state. Justice Banjoko 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.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) made the announcement on its Twitter handle. The development came three weeks after the conviction of ex-Taraba governor, Jolly Nyame for fraud.

Dariye, who could not control his tears in court, will serve a two-year and 14-year jail term concurrently. See more photos below.

 

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