President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to free former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye by the Movement For A New Arewa, a Northern coalition.
The former governor’ s 10- year prison sentence for criminal breach of trust was affirmed by the Supreme Court in March 2021, according to Naija News.
The group petitioned the President to grant Dariye a presidential pardon in a statement signed by its National President, Abdulkareem Bayero, and its National Secretary, Abdullahi Musa, on Thursday.
According to the report, Dariye is one of the few Northern leaders capable of finding a long- term solution to the region’ s insecurity.
According to the group, the former Plateau governor, who has been in prison since 2015, must bury and mourn his father’ s death.
Remember that the Nigeria Police Force caught suspected killers of Pa Defwan Dariye, the former governor’ s father.
The gang’ s leader, Jethro Nguyen, told journalists at the Force headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday that his group was responsible for Pa Dariye’ s death.
After collecting N10 million in ransom from the 93- year- relatives, old’ s Nguyen instructed one of his members to shoot him.
Nguyen revealed that he hired ten people, including some Fulani herdsmen, to kidnap the monarch from his palace.
Dariye’ s father was held at their hideout for roughly ten days before he was killed, according to the suspect.
Nguyen explained why his crew kidnapped the traditional ruler, saying they did it ” because he was an excellent target to make money because his son was a one- time governor of Plateau State and senator of the Federal Republic. ”
Pa Dariye was kidnapped from his home in the Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State in June 2020 and subsequently found dead.