Former Governors of Plateau and Taraba states, Senator Joshua Dariye, and Jolly Nyame, have been released from Kuje correctional facility in Abuja.
It could be recalled that almost four months ago, the Council of State led by the President, Muhammadu Buhari had on April 14, 2022, granted them pardon.
A source from the correctional facility told Daily Trust that the former governors were set free around 2:15pm on Monday.
Also released were three other inmates from Suleja Custodial Centre in Niger State.
“They were granted pardon base on ill health, age and good conduct and industry while in the custodial centre,” he said.
When contacted, the FCT spokesperson for Nigerian Correctional Service, Chukwuedo Humphrey confirmed their release in a telephone interview.
Nyame was to serve a 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 had generated a lot of controversy.
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