Ex-Plateau Gov Dariye jailed 14 years


Justice Adebukonla Banjoko of an FCT High Court on Tuesday convicted a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, on 14 out of 23 counts of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of N1.1 6 billion belonging to the state government.

In a judgment read over six-and-half hours, the judge convicted the former governor who ruled the state from 1999 – 2007.


Born July 27, 1957) assumed office as the Governor of Plateau State, Nigeria on May 29, 1999 on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He was re-elected for another four-year term starting in May 2003, and was impeached in November 2006 though the impeachment was nullified by the Nigerian appeal court in March 2007, a decision upheld by the Supreme Court the following month effectively returning Dariye to office for the remainder of his tenure.


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