Connect with us

News

Supreme Court Affirms 10-Year Jail Term For Plateau Ex-Governor, Joshua Dariye

Published

on

The Supreme Court has affirmed the 10-year jail term of former governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye, who was convicted for criminal breach of trust.

Supreme Court Affirms 10-Year Jail Term For Plateau Ex-Governor, Joshua Dariye 3

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Dariye to court in 2007, accusing him of diverting N1.126 billion from Plateau government’s ecological fund.

In June 2018, Adebukola Banjoko, judge of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Gudu, sentenced Dariye to 14 years imprisonment having found him guilty on 15 out the 23 counts preferred against him.

However, Mr. Dariye had appealed to the Supreme Court to set aside the November 2018 judgment of the Court of Appeal, which which convicted him and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment.

READ:  Sick Boy Dies After Tonto Dikeh Ignored His Mother’s Plea For Financial Assistance

Delivering its judgment on Friday, Justice Helen Ogunwumiju on behalf of the Mary Odili panel (a five-person panel) held that the Appeal Court was correct to have affirmed the original judgment that sentenced the ex-governor.

The court held that section section 416 (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, prohibited the imposition of maximum sentence on a first offender, such as the convict.

 

KanyiDaily had reported that Senator Joshua Dariye will continue to get his N14.2 monthly allowances from the Nigerian Senate while he serves out a 10-year prison sentence.

READ:  Traders Shutdown Aba Shopping Center In Abia Over Nnamdi Kanu's Trial [Photos]

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST NEWS

NDLEA NDLEA
PHOTOSPEAKS11 hours ago

NDLEA Busts Trans-border Cartel, Arrests 5 Kingpins, Seizes Skunk, Meth In Compressors

…Intercepts 2,601.5kgs Cannabis; 102,500 Opioid Pills In 8 States Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have successfully...

"If Your First Child Is Not Up To 18-Years-Old, Address Me As 'Sir'" - Yul Edochie Warns "If Your First Child Is Not Up To 18-Years-Old, Address Me As 'Sir'" - Yul Edochie Warns
Entertainment13 hours ago

“If Your First Child Is Not Up To 18-Years-Old, Address Me As ‘Sir'” – Yul Edochie Warns

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has taken to social media to reveal why Nigerians should address him as “Sir”. Sharing a...

"We All Need To Have Common Sense And Be Extremely Obidient" - Destiny Etiko Warns Nigerians "We All Need To Have Common Sense And Be Extremely Obidient" - Destiny Etiko Warns Nigerians
Entertainment13 hours ago

“We All Need To Have Common Sense And Be Extremely Obidient” – Destiny Etiko Warns Nigerians

Nollywood actress, Destiny Etiko has taken to social media to warn Nigerians about their choice of candidate ahead of the...

Passengers Trapped As Container Falls On Fully Loaded Bus At Ojuelegba Bridge [Photos/Video] Passengers Trapped As Container Falls On Fully Loaded Bus At Ojuelegba Bridge [Photos/Video]
Metro14 hours ago

Passengers Trapped As Container Falls On Fully Loaded Bus At Ojuelegba Bridge [Photos/Video]

A truck carrying a container has fallen on a commercial bus filled with passengers at Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos State....

Nigerians Reacts As CBN Limits Cash Withdrawal To N20,000 Daily, N100,000 Weekly Nigerians Reacts As CBN Limits Cash Withdrawal To N20,000 Daily, N100,000 Weekly
News15 hours ago

Nigerians React To CBN Extension Of Deadline For Old Naira Notes

Some Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) extension of the deadline for the swapping...

Pretty Mike Storms Wedding As One-Eyed Man Leading Blind Women [Video] Pretty Mike Storms Wedding As One-Eyed Man Leading Blind Women [Video]
Celebrities16 hours ago

Pretty Mike Storms Wedding As One-Eyed Man Leading Blind Women [Video]

Nigerian socialite, Pretty Mike has stormed a wedding as a one-eyed man accompanied by women whose eyes were closed. In a...

Peter Obi Peter Obi
News16 hours ago

She Is An Exemplar In Social Consciousness – Peter Obi Appreciates Secondary School Girl Donation

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in next month’s general election, Peter Obi has appreciated the donation of...

“I Am Taken” - BBNaija’s Whitemoney Says As He Unveils New Woman [Video] “I Am Taken” - BBNaija’s Whitemoney Says As He Unveils New Woman [Video]
Celebrities16 hours ago

“I Am Taken” – BBNaija’s Whitemoney Says As He Unveils New Girlfriend [Video]

Big Brother Naija Season 6 winner, Hazel Oyeze Onoduenyi, popularly known as Whitemoney, has unveiled his lover on social media. In a...

Naira Notes Swap Aimed At People Hoarding Illicit Funds, Not Common Man - Buhari Naira Notes Swap Aimed At People Hoarding Illicit Funds, Not Common Man - Buhari
News17 hours ago

Breaking News: CBN Extends Date For Return Of Old Naira Notes

The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the terminal date for the return of all old Naira notes to 10th...

Reno Omokri Places $500 Bounty On Instagram Troll Who Threatened His Daughter Reno Omokri Places $500 Bounty On Instagram Troll Who Threatened His Daughter
News1 day ago

New Naira: CBN Deadline Is Like Judgement Day – Reno Omokri

A former presidential aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has likened the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deadline for...

close