Former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for what the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja described as criminal breach of trust.
The former governor, now a Senator representing Plateau State West Senatorial area, is to spend two-years in prison for criminal misappropriation and 14 years for criminal breach of trust.
The Judge, Justice Adebukola Banjoko, who sentenced him said that all charges are to run concurrently without any option of fine.
Dariye was found guilty of 15 of the 23-count bordering on criminal breach of trust, punishable under sections 315 and 309 of the Penal Code Act, respectively.
He was also found guilty of dishonesty and diversion of funds meant for ecological needs of Plateau State.
The defence counsel, Paul Erokor (SAN), pleaded for mercy on behalf of his client, but counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), opposed the plea and asked the court to impose the maximum sentence.