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El-Rufai suspends monarch caught with marijuana

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

The monarch 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.

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.

“He admitted ownership of the illegal drug, and the NDLEA will be charging him to court as soon as it concludes it investigations.

“The NDLEA subsequently notified the Kaduna State Security Council of the arrest of the traditional ruler. While deliberating on the matter, the council recommended his suspension from office pending the conclusion of investigations and possible trial. The government accepted the recommendation,” the statement added.