El-Rufai suspends monarch over cannabis abuse

El-Rufai suspends monarch over cannabis abuse

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Kaduna  state Governor , Malam Nasir El-Rufai on Thursday  announced the suspension of a traditional ruler who was arrested on  a drug related offence in the state.

In a press statement signed the by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan,  the NDLEA arrested  Ibrahim Danladi on  20 January  while he was in possession of  1.5kg of marijuana, also known as cannabis or Indian Hemp.

According to the statement, Danladi who is the village head of Goma in the Gimi District of Sanga local government area of the state, admitted ownership of the illegal drug, and the NDLEA will be charging him as soon as it concludes investigations.
It further said 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, ” Aruwan said.

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