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N2.7bn theft: Joshua Dariye, Jolly Nyame granted state pardon

The pardon of 159 convicts including a former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye; and ex-Governor Jolly Nyame of Taraba State, who were both imprisoned for stealing N1.16bn and N1.6bn respectively has been approved by the Council of State led by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

This development was made public by the Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang, who stated that “every Plateau man is happy about it, and we give kudos to the President for honouring us in this manner. We want to also thank whoever has a hand in making it happen because everybody makes mistakes, and you can make errors while in governance.

“As of today, he (Dariye) has been given a reprieve as if nothing has happened and that is the spirit we have to imbibe as a people that when we make mistakes, we have to forgive because nobody is above error.”

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