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Kaduna ruler suspended for possession of marijuana

29 January 2016, 15:27

Kaduna - The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has announced the suspension of the Village Head of Goma in Gimi District of Danga Local Government Area, Danladi Ibrahim, over a drug-related offence, Punch reports.

The ruler was said to be in possession of 1.5kg of marijuana (India hemp) when he was arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on January 20, this year.

Also read: El-Rufai removes LG treasurers

El-rufai, through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, said the suspension was with immediate effect.

The statement read, “In a dramatic demonstration of its campaign against drugs, the Kaduna State Government has announced the immediate suspension of a traditional ruler who was arrested for a drug-related offence. “

The statement added that the NDLEA had arrested Danladi on January 20, 2016, while he was in possession of 1.5kg of marijuana.

- News 24


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