Former Governors of Plateau and Taraba states, Senator Joshua Dariye, and Jolly Nyame, have been released from Kuje correctional facility in Abuja.


The development comes almost four months after the former governors were granted state pardon.


At a council of state meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 14, 2022, Dariye and Nyame were among 159 inmates pardoned.


The two former governors, who were both jailed for fraud, were granted pardon on the grounds of age and ill health.


Nyame was convicted in 2018 and given 14 years imprisonment for diverting public funds, but his sentence was later reduced to 12 years in 2020, following a ruling by the Supreme Court which affirmed the judgment of the court of appeal on the matter.


On his part, Dariye was sentenced to 14 years in prison for N1.126 billion fraud, but his jail term was reduced by four years, following a verdict by the Supreme Court affirming an earlier judgment by the court of appeal.