By Williams Anuku Abuja
The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday affirmed the judgement of the Court of Appeal that convicted former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, for a criminal breach of trust.
By the judgment, the maximum 14 years jail term has been reduced to 10 years.
Justice Helen Ogunwumiju delivered the unanimous judgement.
The apex court however freed Dariye on the charge that borders on misappropriation of fund, which carries a two-year jail term.
The former governor was sentenced in June 2018 to 14 years in prison by the High Court over corruption allegations.
But his jail term reduced from 14 years to 10 years by the Court of Appeal in Abuja in November 2018.
The Court ruled that the lower court erred in law when it sentenced Dariye, a first-time offender, to the maximum 14 years term contained in the charge against him.