Joshua Dariye

The FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja on Tuesday found former Plateau state Governor,Joshua Dariye guilty of corruption.

Dariye was found guilty on a 6-count charge of unlawfully transferring funds to the sum of N1.126bn ecological needs of the state to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the southwest.

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The presiding judge, Justice Adebukola Banjoko, also found the former governor guilty in 1, 2 and 7 counts of other related offences of dishonesty.

According to the EFCC, the former governor diverted the funds into the account of Ebenezer Ratnen Venture, which is alleged to be one of the companies through which he allegedly siphoned the public funds.