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Dariye, Nyame Finally Out of Prison

By News Editor

Finally, the two ex governors of Tabara and Plateau states have finally joined their families months after granted presidential pardon.

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command confirmed it has released the two former governors: Chief Joshua Chibi Dariye and Rev Jolly Nyame respectively.

Public Relations Officer, FCT command, Humfrey Chukwuedo disclosed this in Abuja on Monday.

Chukwued said that the letter of their release was sent to the command by the Presidential Prerogative of Mercy Committee on Monday.

Recall that the two former governors 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 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.

The ex-governors were among the 159 prisoners pardoned by the Council of State during a meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on April 14.

Jolly Nyame, 66, ex-governor of Taraba from 1999 to 2007, was serving a 12-year jail term at the Kuje prison over misappropriation of funds while he was in office.

Mr Joshua Dariye, 64, who governed Plateau between 1999 and 2007, was also jailed for corruption during his time as governor between 1999 and 2007.

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