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I weep for Nigeria- SAN faults pardon of Nyame, Dariye


I weep for Nigeria- SAN faults pardon of Nyame, Dariye

I weep for Nigeria- SAN faults pardon of Nyame, Dariye

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Jibrin Okutepa, has faulted the presidential pardon granted to former governors of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye; and Taraba State, Rev Jolly Nyame.

After hearing that Dariye and Nyame had been pardoned, the lawyer said he cried.

Following the advice of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy, the National Council of State supported the pardon of Dariye, Nyame, and 157 other offenders on Thursday.

The 12-member committee is led by Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018.

Dariye and Nyame were jailed for stealing N1.16bn and N1.6bn, respectively.

He wondered why the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), granted the pardon despite his lamentions that corruption is affecting Nigeria’s growth.

While speaking during an interview with Channels TV, he said, “we are all aware of the reasons they were arraigned and found guilty by the Supreme Court. They are politically exposed people in our society.

“One of the greatest things that has retarded the growth of Nigeria today is corruption. It is the best enterprise in Nigeria today. So, when I heard that Buhari agreed to pardon the ex-governors, I weep for this country. The reason is that the mantra for which this person came to power is that of corruption.

“The duty of the Nigerian government is to fight and eradicate corruption. Corruption has become so cancerous and all hands must be on deck to fight it. I am so upset by the decision because the ex-governor of Plateau State has his appeal dismissed in March 2021 by the Supreme Court.

“In this country, the executive had on a series of occasions say that one of the things affecting against corruption fight is the judiciary, so if the judiciary, therefore, enforces the provisions of the law and sends the ex-governors to prison, why does the executive sabotage its own law.”

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