An FCT High Court has sentenced Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau state, to 14-years in prison.

Dariye was found guilty of 15 counts out of 23 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Dariye, a serving senator was found guilty of diverting One Billion Ecological Funds for Plateau state while he was a governor.

The former governor was said to have used an account belonging to Ebenezer Reitner Ventures, a company he owns, to divert ecological fund.

The account was domiciled in Sun Trust Bank.

Dariye has been standing trial for over ten years.

After delivering a judgement which lasted for over five hours by Adebukola Banjoko, the judge, Paul Eroko, counsel to Dariye pleaded for a light sentence.

Dariye’s son, Nanle, is also being arraigned for money laundering.