The jailed former Governors Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame of Plateau and Taraba states respectively who were pardoned by Council of State during a meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on 14 April has finally regained freedom.
Penpushing reports that, the duo serving a 12-year jail term over misappropriation of funds while in office, and have spent some years in the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), when relief came for them on April 14, 2022
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command Chukwuedo Humphrey while announcing the release of the two former Governors as well as three others from custodial centres, added that the letter of their release was sent to the command by the Presidential Prerogative of Mercy Committee on Monday.
Penpushing further reports that, Humphrey explained that the two former governors (Nyame 66) and (Dariye 64) were pardoned on ill-health and age grounds and were released immediately, but did not disclose the names of the three others.
“We have no right to hold them further as soon as we have the letter of clemency from the presidency. If we do, it will be against their fundamental human rights. They have left the facility today. We got the warrant of the release today and have done the needful. Dariye and Nyame were in Kuje custodial centre while the three others were in Suleja custodial centre,” he said.
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