The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reduced the jail term of ex-Governor Joshua Dariye to 10 years.
Recall that Dariye, a former Plateau State governor, was in June sentenced to 14 years in prison by the high court.
However, the appeal court on Friday said while the conviction was right, the former governor should have been jailed for 10 years.
It would be recalled that High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, presided by Justice Adebukola Banjoko on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 sentenced Dariye who was a serving senator to 14 years’ imprisonment on charges of criminal breach of trust and criminal appropriation of the state’s funds running to over N2 billion
The ex-governor was convicted on 15 out the 23 counts preferred against him in July 2007.