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Please, have mercy on me. I was mislead- ex-plateau governor, Dariye to Judge

 Breaking: Federal?High Court finds ex-Plateau governor, Joshua Dariye guilty of misappropriating N1.16 billion

Just yesterday, the Abuja high court sentences former governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye to 16 years imprisonment for misappropriate of N1.6 billion main for the state.

The counsel to Joshua Dariya has asked the judge to temper justice with mercy as his client was mislead by some persons.

He said, “Appeals to your judgement do not succeed, we will fall on your mercy. The prisons are congested. They misled the governor, it is the bank, they said he didn’t have to present anything.” 

The counsel to EFCC Rotimi Jacobs,said the politician does not deserve a light sentence and he “didn’t show remorse” and that it serve as a lesson to government officials to avoid corruption. 

At one point in the court, Dariye said, “Have mercy, you are a Christian, your name is Jacob".

Justice Banjoko reduced the sentence to 14 years in jail without no fine. The ex-governor wept as he was sentences to 14 years in jail.

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