Kano Governor Baffled By Drug Dealers’ Audacity In Seeking Court Protection

KANO – Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has expressed shock and disbelief after learning that drug dealers in the state have obtained court orders to reclaim confiscated consignments of illicit drugs.

The revelation came during his visit to the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) on Saturday, where he was briefed on the situation.

In a statement released by the governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakintofa, Governor Yusuf expressed his surprise at the apparent judiciary’s complicity in issuing such orders.

“It is deeply troubling that individuals engaged in the illicit drug trade have successfully procured court orders for the release of their seized contraband,” he remarked.

The governor has, therefore, directed the State’s Attorney General to develop a robust strategy to prevent drug traffickers from exploiting legal loopholes to ply their illicit trade, emphasising the need for cooperation between the judiciary and the executive arm of government.

He stated, “The severity of this issue requires a unified effort to shield the state from the dangers posed by drug trafficking.”

Governor Yusuf also instructed KAROTA to take immediate action to destroy the confiscated drugs.

“We commend KAROTA’s diligence and reaffirm our administration’s unwavering commitment to combating drug smuggling within the state,” Dawakintofa quoted Governor Yusuf as saying.

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