Appeal court slashes Dariye’s jail term from 14 to 10 years

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday slashed the jail term slammed on former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye from 14  to 10 years.

The presiding judge, Justice Stephen Adah on reduced the charges in the counts to 10 years, while the terms with two years are reduced to one year each.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

Dariye, who was Plateau Governor between 1999 to 2007, is a Senator of the Federal Republic of  Nigeria.

The judge however quashed the governor’s conviction in two of the 15-counts charges against the ex-governer, who is already serving a jail term at the Kuje Prisons in Abuja.

Dariye was in June sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by an FCT High Court over the misappropration of N2 billion state funds as governor.

The appellate court is also set to rule on the appeal of former Governor of Taraba State Jolly Nyame.