A Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Gudu has found former Plateau State governor, Senator Joshua Dariye, guilty of fraud, TheGuardian reports.
Dariye was in 2007 charged to court on a 23-count charge for the alleged offence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In his ruling on Tuesday, Justice Banjoko found him guilty of breach of trust in count 1 of misappropriating N1.16 billion Ecological Fund meant for the state, count 2 (N160m), count 7 (N16.8m) and count 4 for the N250 million issued to Pinnacle Communications emanating from the state’s Ecological Fund.
According to the EFCC, the former governor diverted N1.16 billion into the account of Ebenezer Ratnen Venture, which is alleged to be one of the companies through which he allegedly siphoned the public funds.
The proceeding is still ongoing.