The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has made arrangements for the prosecution of three individuals found to have been involved in the alteration of the 2022 presidential pardon list.
It is recalled that the former governors of Plateau and Taraba states – Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame – were among many individuals whose names were on the pardon list.
According to EFCC, the three individuals were found to have been involved in altering the report of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy to include the name of a jailed former Managing Director of a bank, whose case was never considered by the committee.
The three individuals indicted in the EFCC report are a senior official in the secretariat of the PACPM, an Assistant Chief State Counsel in the Federal Ministry of Justice and an agent of the former bank Managing Director.
The EFCC report however, exonerated the acting Director of the Administration of Criminal Justice and Reforms Department, Leticia Ayoola-Daniels and another official of the Federal Ministry of Justice.