Former Governors Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame have been released from the Kuje Custodial centre.
Both men were released Monday, August 8, 2022, the Nigerian Correctional Centre confirmed.
Chukwuedo Humphrey, Public Relations Officer of NCS in a statement said, “The release is sequel to the receipt of the letter of clemency from the presidential prerogative of mercy committee by the Controller General of Corrections Haliru Nababa mni.
“The controller of Corrections FCT Command Ahmed Musa Ahmed acting upon the directives of the controller General also released three other inmates who were granted pardon from the Suleja custodial centre.
“The pardon which was granted earlier this year by President Muhammadu Buhari was done based on recommendations from the presidential prerogative of mercy committee who have interviewed all inmates based on deteriorating health status, age as well as good behaviour and industry during the period of serving their sentences.”
In April, President Muhammadu Buhari granted pardon to Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state, and Jolly Nyame, former governor of Taraba state.
At a council of state meeting presided over by the president at the presidential villa in Abuja, the former governors were among the 159 inmates pardoned.
They were granted pardons on the grounds of age and ill health.
Another beneficiary of the pardon is Tajudeen Olanrewaju, former military general and minister under the Sani Abacha regime.