Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, is delivering judgment in the over-10-year criminal trial of former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye.
Dariye who arrived the court premises much earlier before the sitting, entered the court room at 9.08am on Tuesday.
Decked in a white babaringa with thin black stripes with a cap, Dariye sat in the left side of the courtroom, removed his cap, bowed his head and said a silent prayer for few seconds.
Dariye, who is now the Senator representing Plateau Central in the National Assembly, allegedly obtained fraudulently N1.162bn Ecological Fund as Governor of Plateau State in 2004.
Dariye, who served between 1999 and 2007, is being prosecuted for allegedly diverting the Plateau State’s funds while in office as governor.