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BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by higherpower: 2:24pm On Jun 12
Few weeks after a former Taraba governor, Jolly Nyame, was jailed 14 years for fraud, the Federal Capital Territory High Court has found former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, guilty of fraud.


Mr Dariye was charged for allegedly diverting N1. 161.9 billion while he served as governor of the North-central state.

He was brought to court on a 23-count charge for the alleged offence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in 2007.

Although Mr Dariye’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi, questioned the authenticity of evidence adduced in court against his client, the court said the evidences clearly indicate a case of diversion.

The judge, Adebukola Banjoko, found him guilty of diverting funds to the Peoples Democratic Party in the state among other groups.


Mrs Banjoko who was still reading the judgement at the time of this report found Mr Dariye guilty of counts 1, 2, 4, and 7.

The counts relate to the diversion of N80 million to the PDP, N100 million to a company, Marine flow and other sums through the All State Bank.

The same judge jailed Mr Nyame.

BACKGROUND
Mr Dariye, a serving senator, was first elected governor of the state in 1999 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.


He was re-elected in 2003, but later impeached by the state’s house of assembly in November 2006.

Following judgements of the Appeal and Supreme Courts nullifying his impeachment however, Mr Dariye was ordered to complete his tenure in 2007.

The prosecution, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, arraigned the defendant on a 21-count for the alleged offence shortly after the expiration of his tenure in May 2007.


According to the anti-graft agency, Mr Dariye used his office to siphon money out of the country, through various accounts.

Mr Dariye fought a seemingly endless battle to prevent his trial, from the lower court to the Supreme Court.

Ahead of his arraignment in 2007, Mr Dariye challenged the competence of the charges against him, but failed at the trial court.

Subsequently the ex-governor approached the Court of Appeal where he also failed in his attempt to stop the trial.

Mr Dariye who had secured an order for the suspension of his trial at the lower court, also proceeded to the Supreme Court with his appeal. He was, however, made to continue the trial following an order of the apex court in 2015, after stalling the case for over seven years.

The former governor controversially employed the services of a former Attorney General of the federation, Kanu Agabi, who headed Nigeria’s justice ministry when the charge against the defendant was first brought.

He is currently a senator on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, to which he decamped in 2016. He was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The judge, Olasumbo Banjoko, slated Tuesday for judgement after entertaining the final address of counsel.


https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/272050-breaking-another-ex-nigerian-governor-convicted-of-fraud.html

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by Mutemenot(m): 2:28pm On Jun 12
grin Bubu for kukuma gather all our past leaders n lock them up. picking them one one doesn't give me joy

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by NOETHNICITY(m): 2:29pm On Jun 12
If this is true then I hope he gets at least 20yrs in the cooler
The anticurruption war, though still far from perfect, is gradually beginning to gain momentum

Oya where are the defenders of corrupt politicians
food don come

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by CilicMarin: 2:31pm On Jun 12
Another bad day, for the independent pigs of Biafra..

Buhari should be made a life president.

They said once you joined APC, your sins are forgiven..

Yet 2 entrants to APC from PDP have been jailed, and more are coming..

These are:

Rev. Jolly Nyame former governor of Taraba State.

Gov Joshua Dariye. Former Governor of Plateau State.

Let's see how the pigs/PDP will turn this one.

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by vedaxcool(m): 2:33pm On Jun 12
grin today is going down the drain for many IPoB goons ...first June 12 now this

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by higherpower: 2:33pm On Jun 12
Mutemenot:
grin
Please laugh out loud

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by kennygee(f): 2:41pm On Jun 12
As this broom of anti corruption is sweeping ex governors, let it reach the corners of those serving as minister, in Jesus name.

Can I get an amen?

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by higherpower: 2:44pm On Jun 12
kennygee:
As this broom of anti corruption is sweeping ex governors, let it reach the corners of those serving as minister, in Jesus name.

Can I get an amen?

I thought you said they were all saints... One way or the other you must wail

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by kennygee(f): 2:45pm On Jun 12
higherpower:


I thought you said they were all saints... One way or the other you must wail

Me?

Nope, you must have had me confused with someone else.

https://www.nairaland.com/4533519/jolly-nyames-face-he-jailed#68033465

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by anibirelawal(m): 2:46pm On Jun 12
Its another one.

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by anibirelawal(m): 2:52pm On Jun 12
kennygee:
As this broom of anti corruption is sweeping ex governors, let it reach the corners of those serving as minister, in Jesus name.

Can I get an amen?


AMEN.

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by MartinCorridon: 3:04pm On Jun 12
On Economy, Buhari gets an F9 especially at the beginning of his tenure with his trial & error policies.

But Anticorruption which he rode on, his C6 is turning to B3 ooo.

If this is "witch-hunting" as some retardinhos have been saying, let him please continue

I would give PMB B2 if he jails Saraki, A1+++ if he jails OBJ

If Buhari can jail OBJ and IBB, then we don't need another President again. grin

If only he had been getting these kinda results since 2015/16 ( i know legal process takes time)

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by 1x2x3: 3:04pm On Jun 12
Uduaghan next please. The idiot did absolutely nothing in 8 years.

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by naijjaman(m): 3:04pm On Jun 12
Good News

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by abc115: 3:04pm On Jun 12
grin grin angry grin
Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by bobnatlo(m): 3:04pm On Jun 12
Abeg make she samaa am 50yrs

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by CodeTemplar: 3:05pm On Jun 12
Another Christian minority. I support Justice but not selective justice.

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by Throwback: 3:05pm On Jun 12
CilicMarin:
Another bad day, for the independent pigs of Biafra..

Buhari should be made a life president.

They said once you joined APC, your sins are forgiven..

Yet 2 entrants to APC from PDP have been jailed, and more are coming..

These

Rev. Jolly Nyame former governor of Taraba State.

Gov Joshua Dariye. Former Governor of Plateau State.

Let's see how the pigs/PDP will turn this one.

Apart from the fact that Buhari can never be life president.

Are you seriously saying you do not know that the typical anarchists would claim that those convicted are Northern minority Christians who are being persecuted?

Some would even say that their trial did not begin under the Buhari regime.

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by bobnatlo(m): 3:05pm On Jun 12
CodeTemplar:
Another Christian minority.
Stop that!
I said stop that!!
Is Dariye n Nyame Christians??
Look how they've impoverished n setback their people riding on the corrupt wheels of nija version of religion.

3 gbosaaa for the courageous judge abeg

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by ipobarecriminals: 3:06pm On Jun 12
cool usual drama.
Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by kennygee(f): 3:06pm On Jun 12
Good.
Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by royalads: 3:07pm On Jun 12
Way to go Justice Banjoko. You are truly a model for justice.

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by HisSexcellency(m): 3:07pm On Jun 12
With the rate convictions take dey happen these days eh, before February 2019 elections no criminal or corrupt politician will be left in Nigeria.

They should quickly add Obj and all the Harlibuton crew to that list grin

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by olatade(m): 3:07pm On Jun 12
Another looting crook has just kicked the dust, kudos EFCC.

PMB till 2023

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by Cajal(m): 3:07pm On Jun 12
CilicMarin:
Another bad day, for the independent pigs of Biafra..

Buhari should be made a life president.

They said once you joined APC, your sins are forgiven..

Yet 2 entrants to APC from PDP have been jailed, and more are coming..

These are:

Rev. Jolly Nyame former governor of Taraba State.

Gov Joshua Dariye. Former Governor of Plateau State.

Let's see how the pigs/PDP will turn this one.
ladoja akala fayose loading

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by EweduAfonja(f): 3:07pm On Jun 12
Wow

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Re: BREAKING: Another Ex-nigerian Governor Joshua Dariye Convicted Of Fraud by CodeTemplar: 3:08pm On Jun 12
bobnatlo:

Stop that
I said stop that
I am not stopping it. corruption is bad and I support justice but selective justice is nothing but a cold genocide. a silent genocide. I am against that.

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