Ex-governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye may soon return to court over money laundering charges, Vanguard reports. This much was revealed by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) London, whose witness told an Abuja high court sitting at Gudu on Monday, May 9, that Dariye, now a serving senator, is still a wanted man in the UK for allegedly being involved in money laundering.
According to the witness, a warrant of arrest issued the ex-governor in 2004, after he jumped bail in London and ran back to Nigeria, remains valid. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Ex-governor Joshua Dariye is still wanted in the UK according to the Metropolitan Police Service. Peter Clerk, the detective that arrested Dariye when he reportedly carried out the said act, made the disclosure at the resumed hearing on a 23-count criminal charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) leveled against the senator.
The now retired Clerk testified before the court as the ninth prosecution witness, narrating how his team arrested the defendant and his personal assistant, Christabel Bentu, in a London hotel. “I am a retried detective of Metropolitan Police London. Last ten years in my career I was at the proceeds of corruption unit which was responsible for the investigation of money laundering cases against Dariye and D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha. “When I interviewed Christopher he said the money in the brief case belonged to his boss, Joshua Dariye. He works in London and Mr. Dariye sponsored him to study in UK. “
However, when Dariye comes to London, he usually helped him. Mr. Dariye asked him to pay the 11, 500.00 pounds into his bank but he could not as he had no time. Mr Dariye according to Christopher is a politician and a Governor in Nigeria. He said that he is a customer of Barclays bank,” the detective noted. Investigations carried out by the London police also revealed that the senator representing Plateau central operated nine different bank accounts in London.