The Kaduna State Government on Thursday suspended the village head of Goma in Gimi District of Sanga Local Government, citing drug-related offence.
The action is contained in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Special Assistant to Governor Ahmed El-Rufa’i on Media and Publicity.
Aruwan stated that the suspension was a demonstration of government’s disdain for illicit drugs.
He noted that “on January 20, 2016, the NDLEA arrested Ibrahim Danladi, the village head of Goma in Gimi District of Sanga Local Government Area in possession of a 1.5-kg of marijuana.
“Danladi has admitted ownership of the illegal drug and the NDLEA will be charging him to court as soon as it concludes investigation.
“The NDLEA subsequently notified the Kaduna State Security Council about the arrest of the traditional ruler and after deliberating on the matter, the Council recommended his suspension from office, pending the conclusion of investigations and possible trial.”
The special assistant said that the state government accepted the Council’s recommendation and promptly suspended the local chief.