Former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye is down with kidney failure, The Nation learnt yesterday.
Dariye is hospitalised at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
Dariye was sent to a 14-year jail term (later reduced to 10 years) by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court presided over by Justice Adebukola Banjoko on a 23-count charge of diverting and laundering of N1.126 billion Ecological Funds belonging to the Plateau State Government while in office as the governor.
The senator, who has been serving time in Kuje prison in Abuja, has been in the hospital since last December.
According to a government source, who pleaded not to be named, Dariye needs prayers.
The source said: “I have gone to see him. He is having serious health challenges. From my finding and from the doctor, his aliment is kidney failure and it is critical.”
The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), FCT Command Public Relations Officer (PRO), Chukwuedo Humphrey, confirmed that Dariye is hospitalized, but he declined to state his ailment.
credit: the nation