Nigeria: Another Ex-Governor Jailed For 14 Years
The former Governor of Nigeria’s Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye, was on June 12, 2018 sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for embezzling over 600 million Naira (926.4 million FCFA), Thisday newspaper reported. His conviction came less than a month after the imprisonment of Jolly Nyame, former Governor of Taraba State. He was also jailed for 14 years by the same Federal Capital City High Court, Abuja that put Dariye behind bars. Justice Adebukola Banjoko found Dariye guilty of 15 of the 23-count charge. He was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for diverting ecological funds meant for Plateau State.