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Nigerians React As FG Releases Dariye, Nyame, Others From Prison

Nigerians React As FG Releases Dariye, Nyame, Others From Prison

Nigerians have reacted to the release of former Governors of Plateau and Taraba States, Senator Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame respectively from prison.

Naija News earlier reported that the former governors and two others were released on Sunday morning from the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja.

It could be recalled that the duo were convicted by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in 2018 for fraud.

Nyame was sentenced to 12 years for diverting N1.64 billion during his tenure as governor of Taraba, while Dariye was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for N1.126 billion fraud.

However, the Council of State, led by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 14 approved the pardon of the convicts, a decision which generated outcries.

As of the time of filing this report, the FCT Spokesperson for the Nigerian Correctional Service, Chukwuedo Humphrey, has confirmed the release of the former governors.

However, some netizens have taken to social media to express their reactions to the development.

Below are some of the reactions.

@ONwaegerue wrote: “They don’t even look like people who were in jail. 9ja government na scam.”

@bad_breheme wrote: “Jail and looking fresh…. I won’t trust my shadow in that cabinet.”

@djpummping wrote: “See the person Belle wey just comot for prison. Hmmm, Nigeria I hail thee.”

@chidoskypc wrote: “Shameless thieves been released because of 2023 general election e.”

@charlesbams wrote: “They can go and enjoy their loots now, fighting corruption my foot.”

@NwaOwere_1 wrote: “Reinforcing failure and stealing. Others will continue with the hope it will end this way.

@Olivermzia wrote: “The Jokes are on Nigerians because these men were never in prison, they were kept in a confined luxurious apartment near Kuje.”

@zilioros wrote: “How are people celebrated when they are leaving prison? Our society is dysfunctional. Who will save us? Who will do the right thing?”

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