The Supreme Court docket has affirmed the conviction and 10-year jail time period of Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau State.
Recall that the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, in 2007 charged Dariye to court docket and accused him of diverting N1.126 billion from Plateau authorities’s ecological fund.
Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the excessive court docket of the FCT had in 2018 sentenced Senator Dariye to 14 years on felony breach of belief.
DAILY POST stories that the previous governor was additionally sentenced to a different two years in jail for miss- appropriation of funds which was additionally redused to 1 yr by the appellate court docket.
Following his enchantment towards the judgment, the Court docket of Attraction in Abuja on November 16, 2018, commuted the 14 years’ jail time period to 10.
Nevertheless, delivering judgment in an enchantment filed by the previous governor, Justice Hellen Ogunwumiju held that the Court docket of Attraction and a excessive court docket of the Federal Capital Territory have been proper of their findings within the felony breach of belief filed towards the ex governor beneath part 315 of the Penal Code.
Justice Ogunwumiju within the unanimous judgment ready by Justice Ejembi Eko which she learn nevertheless disagreed with the 2 decrease courts of their findings on the misappropriation of funds and subsequently quashed it.
Supreme court docket affirms 10-year jail time period for ex-Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye