Former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption.

Dariye, who is a serving Senator, was found guilty of diverting N1.162 billion state ecological funds while he was governor between 1999 and 2007.

He had been arraigned on a 23-count charge for the offence in 2007.

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, led by Justice Adebukola Banjoko, sentenced the ex-governor to two years in prison for criminal breach of trust and 14 years for criminal misappropriation of funds but they are to run concurrently.

The court gave no option of a fine.

He was photographed crying as the judge read out the court verdict.