Former Governors of Plateau and Taraba states, Senator Joshua Dariye, and Jolly Nyame, who had been serving jail terms for corruption and money laundering offences have been released from Kuje correctional facility in Abuja.
This comes three months after their pardon by the Council of State led by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, on April 14, 2022.
The two men were set free around 2:15pm on Monday.
Also released were three other inmates from Suleja Custodial Centre in Niger State.
It is understood that they were granted pardon base on ill health, age and good conduct and industry while in the custodial centre.
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 two corrupt politicians sparked outrage across the country.
The spokesperson Nigerian Correctional Service, Abubakar Umar had yet to confirm their release as at the time of filing this report.