Three months after their pardon by President Muhammadu Buhari, former Governors of Plateau and Taraba states, Senator Joshua Dariye, and Jolly Nyame, have been released.
Following the recommendations of the Council of State led by the President Buhari, on April 14, 2022, the Governors who were confined in Kuje correctional facility in Abuja, got freed around 2:15pm on Monday.
Some other inmates from Suleja Custodial Centre in Niger State also regained their freedom.
“They were granted pardon base on ill health, age and good conduct and industry while in the custodial centre,” he said.
Nyame was initially slammed 12-year jail sentence for diverting N1.64 billion during his tenure as governor of Taraba, while Dariye was serving 10 years’ imprisonment for N1.126 billion fraud.
The council’s decision to release the duo generated heated controversy.
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