The Supreme Court has affirmed the 10-year prison sentence given to the former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye.
The former governor was convicted for criminal misappropriation and the criminal breach of trust and he was praying the court to nullify this jail term.
The background of the report is that the former governor was convicted for reportedly looting N2 billion public funds during his time as Plateau State governor between 1999 and 2007.
A federal high court in Abuja in 2018 convicted him and originally gave him a 14-year jail term on charges of criminal breach of trust and two years jail term for criminal misappropriation.
He, however, appealed against the judgment, and the Court of Appeal in Abuja on November 16, 2018, reduced the 14 years jail term to 10 years.
He then took the matter to the Supreme Court with the hope that things would change, but the five-man panel of the Supreme Court headed by Mary Odili upheld the ex-governor’s conviction in respect of criminal breach of trust which attracted the 10-year jail term.