N1.162b fraud: Court jails former Governor Dariye 16yrs

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Gudu, Abuja yesterday sentenced former Plateau State Governor Joshua Chibi Dariye to a 16 years in prison.

Dariye’s sentence followed his conviction on 15 counts on the offences of criminal breach of trust and criminal misappropriation. The court freed him on eight out of the 23 counts for which he was tried.

Justice Adebukola Banjoko sentenced Senator Dariye APC (Plateau Central),   to two years for misappropriation and 14 years for criminal breach of trust.

The sentences are to run concurrently, implying that Dariye will spend 14 years in custody.


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