A former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, has stirred reactions online after his picture emerged online where he was seen crying in court.
Dariye was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja had on Tuesday, for misappropriating N1.1billion state’s fund .
After Justice Banjoko found him guilty of criminal breach of trust as regards N250 million issued to Pinnacle Communications emanating from the state’s Ecological Fund, the former governor wept profusely in court.
This stirred reactions online as Nigerians applauded Justice Banjoko for passing fair judgment despite Dariye’s status.
They called for the prosecution of other looters.
Here are some comments gathered by newsmen from Twitter…
@AsiwajuOladimej “Justice Adebanjoko deserves our accolades…First, Jolly Nyame, Now, Joshua Dariye.”
@Adebanqie “Dear @MBuhari, Congratulations on your recent mesmerizing moves. Keep it up. “However, we observed that Justice Adebukola Banjoko is a BIG threat to THIEVES and LOOTERS. She has downed Jolly Nyame & Joshua Dariye. Kindly provide her MAXIMUM security. Regards Concerned Citizen.”
@Fathiashy “Death penalty is what he deserves! Billions of naira! Please, how many are we altogether in this country again? These looters should get death penalties.”
@Genevieveike2 “This was how the people of your state cried when you were embezzling the billions..You never thought this day would come.”
@Sanideyko “Pls! In the Name of GOD!! @officialEFCC should direct all the looter’s case to this woman court, I beg.”
@Divamartins “Well done Justice Banjoko, about time nemesis, catch up with the looters. They don’t weep when stealing the money.”
@Ib_jey “Billions for 14 years, I wish it could be more than 14 like 30, so he will not have any hope again. And I pray it won’t be a white collar prison!
@Kafayatopeyemi1 “Appropriate Justice. Hope this kind of justice would also be passed to some other looters too irrespective of their status.”
@Adamxss “Reward for Corruption, i wish all the corrupt elements sentenced and weep in court for their actions.”