Respite has come the way of  former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has commuted his prison sentence from 14 years to 10 years.

The court held that since Dariye is a first-time offender, the 14-year jail term was excessive.

Dariye was sentenced to seven years imprisonment each on two counts of corruption charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was accused of helping himself to Plateau State’s Ecological Funds while he was Governor of the State.

At the time he was convicted in June this year, Dariye was a serving Senator representing Plateau Centra Senatorial District.

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