The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Sokoto State Command, has nabbed a suspected drug dealer, Umar Mohammed, who is also a monarch being the Village Head of Ruga in Shagari Local Government.
Briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Sokoto, Mr Adamu Iro, the NDLEA Commander in the state, said the suspect was arrested following intelligence-driven investigation by the command.
Iro said the suspect, who is a traditional title holder has been on the suspects’ list of the command for a long period of time.
“Earlier, we arrested his wife in possession of large amount of illicit drugs, but we released her following an investigation that the items belonged to the husband.
“So, Alhamdulillah, on Monday, we have been able to nab him and we found 436.381 kg of Cannabis Sativa and 1 kg of Diazepam at his residence,” he said.
He added that the suspect had since admitted to the offence and informed the command of being in the business for a long period of time.
He said that the NDLEA Command in Sokoto would ensure proper, but speedy investigation on the matter in order to charge the monarch to court.
The Commander further assured the citizens of the NDLEA’s determination to raid all traffickers’ dens and ensure that they are prosecuted accordingly.
He appealed to the general public to continue to support the agency toward achieving its mandate of ending any form of drug abuse in the society.