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PRESIDENTIAL PARDON:AGF’S LETTER DELAYS THE RELEASE OF DARIYE,NYAME AND OTHERS

PRESIDENTIAL PARDON:AGF’S LETTER DELAYS THE RELEASE OF DARIYE,NYAME AND OTHERS

There are strong indications that five days after the Council of State granted pardon to 159 convicts, the former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye a sitting Senator as at the time of his conviction and sentencing, former Governor Jolly Nyame of Taraba State and 157 others have yet to be released.

It was gathered on Monday that they would not be released from the custodial centres until the Attorney-General of the Federation and  Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami,SAN  authorised it.

Dariye and Nyame were convicted by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the  Federal Capital Territory in 2018.

The Presidential pardon has been criticized from different quatres.

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