Former Governors Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame have finally breathed an air of freedom as they have both been released from Kuje Custodial Centre.
A statement on Monday by the Public Relations Officer of FCT Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Chukwuedo Humphrey read that: “The former Governors Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame have been released from Kuje Custodial centre today 8th of August 2022.”
According to him, the release was sequel to the receipt of the letter of clemency from the presidential prerogative of mercy committee by the Controller General of Corrections Haliru Nababa.
He 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.
He noted that the pardon which was granted earlier this year by President Muhammadu Buhari was done based on recommendations from the presidential prerogative of mercy committee which had interviewed all inmates based on deteriorating health status, age as well as good behaviour and industry during the period of serving their sentences.