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SUPREME COURT ON EX-GOV DARIYE’S APPEAL

The Supreme Court has fixed March 12, 2021 for judgement in the appeal filed by former Plateau State Governor Senator Joshua Dariye, challenging his conviction and jail sentence.

Pic. 26. Former Governor of Plateau State, Sen. Joshua Daiyere, during his arraignment at the FCT High Court Gudu,in Abuja on Tuesday (12/6/18). The Court sentence him to 14 year imprisonment for fraud and misappropriation of funds. 03249/12/6/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

The 10-year jail term was handed to him by the high Court was affirmed by the court of Appeal, Abuja division.

The apex court chose the date after lawyers representing the parties had adopted their final addresses.

Dariye is, by his appeal, praying the Supreme Court to upturn the November 16, 20218 judgment affirmed by the Appeal Abuja, which upheld a June 12, 2018 FCT High Court judgement convicting him for diverting public funds valued at N1.1billion, while he was the governor of Plateau State.

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