N1.126bn fraud: Court jails Ex-gov. Dariye for 14 years

By Admin on 13/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 387


Sen Joshua Dariye

 

Former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye was on Tuesday sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.

Dariye was found guilty of diverting N1.162 billion state ecological funds while he was governor between 1999 and 2007.

He was first arraigned on a 23-count charge for the offence in 2007.

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, led by Justice Adebukola Banjoko, sentenced Mr Dariye to two years in prison for criminal breach of trust and 14 years for criminal misappropriation of funds.

The sentences are to run concurrently. The court gave no option of fine.

Mr Dariye is currently the senator representing Plateau West, Premium Times reports.

The court had found the former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye guilty on 15 count charges of corruption.

He was found guilty on a 6-count charge on the allegation of unlawful transferring of funds to the sum of N1.126 billion ecological needs of the state to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the southwest.

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

Dariye was found guilty on count 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10 while not guilty on county 14, 16, 18.

On count 17,21,23, Dariye was found guilty as charges for breach of trust and on count 3, 9,11,22 for criminal misappropriation of funds he was guilty as charged, Channels tv reports.

Dariye whose case is over 10 years is standing trial on a 23 count charge for money laundering allegedly diverting the State’s N1.126 billion ecological funds.

Dariye 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.

Mr. Dariye served the state from 1999- 2007.

 

 

 

Posted on June, 13 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Oshiomhole will tie the knot with Miss Lara...

Mourinho hails ‘really amazing’ Robben

Breaking News.... New Service Chiefs and NSA have...

Ihejirika not Boko Haram sponsor – DSS

We don’t want war, we want referendum –IPOB...

Akwa Ibom Govt ask residents to fast on...

Buhari Absent for the Second time at FEC...

2017 Budget: Senators urge Osibanjo to be careful...

Kalu warned against creating confusion in Abia

'I hear cry like rain in Aso Rock',...

Ohaneze Ndigbo Call for Synergy Among Governors in...

5 dead as suicide bomber blows up RCCG...
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (196) Business (42) Campus News (3) Crime (125) Economy (112) Education (128) Entertainment (148) Fashion and Style (3) General (835) Health (110) Inside Africa (41) International News (303) Interviews (28) National (1954) Politics (982) Press Releases (117) Religion (9) Security (128) Sports (431) Technology (24) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News Illegal abduction of Npower Beneficiary: Abia Govt blows hot Plateau confirms 28 new Lassa fever cases, records 10 deaths – Commissioner Elections: FG approves visa fee waiver for observers BREAKING: NANS suspends nationwide protest over election postponement Pray if you want elections to hold, CAN tell Nigerians Abia police arrest three INEC officials with 10,000 PVCs Buhari has already lost February 16 poll - Obaze President Buhari congratulates new NLC leadership CCB refuses access to Kyari, Amaechi, Fashola’s asset declaration forms Group Writes Buhari,Warns Orji Uzor Kalu Over Plot to Kill Abia Deputy Governor

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (24,534 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (17,686 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,645 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,876 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,458 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (7,216 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (6,312 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (6,020 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,859 views) Cojoined Twins Abby And Brittany Hensel Pose in Bikini (5,732 views)