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Dariye, Nyame jailed for corruption — but released after Buhari’s pardon

Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame, former governors, have been released from Kuje Custodial centre.

The two former governors were convicted and jailed for corruption, but received presidential pardon in April.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s pardoning of the former governors caused an outcry but the presidency tried to justify the decision.

”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,” a statement issued by Chukwuedo Humphrey, spokesman of FCT prisons command, on Monday, said.

”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.”

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