‘‘Please, show mercy. I was misled, the prisons are congested’’ ex-plateau governor, Joshua Dariye, begged judge in court today

‘‘Please, show mercy. I was misled, the prisons are congested’’ ex-plateau governor, Joshua Dariye, begged judge in court today

'?Please, show mercy. I was misled, the prisons are congested?' ex-plateau governor, Joshua Dariye, begged judge in court today

Former Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye, today pleaded with Justice Adebukola Banjoko to mood justice with mercy as she handed him a 14-year jail time period for diverting N1.1 billion from the state when he was governor.

Counsel to Dariye, Paul Eroko, pleaded for the court to mood justice with mercy as his shopper was misled by some individuals.

“Appeals to your judgement don’t succeed, we’ll fall in your mercy. The prisons are congested. They misled the governor, it’s the financial institution, they mentioned he didn’t should current something.” he mentioned

Counsel to EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs, mentioned Dariye didn’t deserve a lightweight sentence as a result of he “didn’t show regret” and {that a} robust sentence would function a deterrence to these holding public places of work.

“He isn’t remorseful, his case ought to function a deterrence,” Jacobs mentioned.

At this level, Dariye mentioned he needed to talk.

“Have mercy, you are a Christian, your title is Jacob,” he mentioned.

Justice Banjoko afterwards sentenced him to 14 years in jail with out an possibility of fantastic. Dariye wept as she delivered her judgement.

http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2018/6/please-show-mercy-i-was-misled-the-prisons-are-congested-ex-plateau-governor-joshua-dariye-begged-judge-in-court-today.html

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