BREAKING: Jubilation as two ex-Governors pardoned by Buhari released From Prison
Senator Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame, former governors of Plateau and Taraba states, have been released from the Kuje correctional facility in Abuja.
This caused wild jubilation in Taraba State when the news of the release of former governor of the state, Rev. Jolly T. Nyame, from the correctional centre.
The release comes three months after their pardon by the Council of State led by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, on April 14, 2022.
According to a source from the correctional facility, the former governors were released around 2:15 p.m. on Monday.
Three other inmates were also released from the 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.
Attempts to reach the Nigerian Correctional Service’s spokesperson, Abubakar Umar, for confirmation were futile, but an official in the department said he was in a meeting.
Nyame was sentenced to 12 years in prison for diverting N1.64 billion during his tenure as Taraba governor, while Dariye was sentenced to 10 years in prison for N1.126 billion fraud.
The council’s decision to release the duo sparked widespread outrage.