Council of State okays pardon for Dariye, Nyame, 157 others.
Written by News Room on April 16, 2022
Former Governors Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame, jailed for corruption, got a reprieve yesterday
They will be released from prison with 157 others following the acceptance of government’s proposal for pardon by the Council of State.
The Council, which met for the fourth time under President Muhammadu Buhari, took the decision in exercise of its prerogative of mercy for convicts.
The recommendation was made by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
The Council also approved the proposal to give national awards to 434 Nigerians, as presented by Minister for Special Duties Chief George Akume.