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President Buhari has released two former Nigerian governors from custodial centers over corruption

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The Nigerian Correctional Service, Federal Capital Territory Command, has released two former governors, Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame, as well as three others from custodial centers.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Chukwuedo Humphrey disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Abuja.

Chukwuedo Humphrey said that the letter of their release was sent to the command by the Presidential Prerogative of Mercy Committee yesterday.

He said that the two former governors were pardoned on ill health and age grounds and were released immediately, but did not disclose the names of the three others.

The former governors were among the 159 prisoners pardoned by the Council of State during a meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on April 14.

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