Alleged N1.2b Fraud: Dariye Still Wanted in the UK, Says MET


Alex Enumah in Abuja

The Metropolitan Police Service, MPS, London, on Monday told an Abuja High Court sitting at Gudu that the former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, is still a wanted person in the United Kingdom for allegations of money laundering.

Dariye is currently facing a 23-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

He is accused of diverting N1.2 billion from the state’s Ecological Fund to private companies and individuals.

At the resumed trial, the MPS disclosed that a warrant of arrest that was issued against Dariye after he jumped bail in London and ran back to Nigeria to escape being prosecuted is still valid.

The detective that led a team of Met police officers that arrested Dariye on September 28, 2004, Mr. Peter Clerk, testified before the court as the ninth prosecution witness.