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Friday, March 12, 2021

Supreme Court upheld 10- year conviction of Former Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the 10- year conviction on Former Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye.⁣

The 10-year imprisonment was for the offence of criminal breach of trust.⁣

A five-member panel of justices, led by Justice Mary Odili, in a unanimous judgment, held Dariye’s appeal in part, by setting aside the one-year sentence imposed on him by the Court of Appeal in relation to the offence of criminal misappropriation.⁣

The apex court upheld Dariye’s concurrent conviction and sentence by the trial court and the Court of Appeal on the offence of criminal breach of trust.⁣

Dariye had filed the appeal praying the court to set aside the Abuja Court of Appeal judgment that handed him a 10 year jail term.⁣

Dariye in his appeal, prayed the apex court to upturn the November 16, 2018 judgment of the lower court, which convicted him and sentenced him to 10 years for diverting public funds estimated at N1.162billion while he was the governor.⁣

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