Zamfara governor appoints Muslim cleric freed from death sentence as aide

Zamfara governor appoints Muslim cleric freed from death sentence as aide

- Ibrahim Ibrahim, an Islamic cleric who was recently freed from death sentence in Saudi Arabia is now an aide to the Zamfara governor

- Governor Bello Matawalle announced the appointment of Ibrahim on Wednesday, September 2

- Ibrahim had been on death row in Saudi Arabia after he was charged with drug trafficking

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Ibrahim Ibrahim, an Islamic who was recently freed from a death sentence in Saudi Arabia has been appointed as one of the senior special assistants to Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state.

The governor announced the appointment on Wednesday, September 2, after the cleric paid him a visit, Premium Times reports.

Zamfara governor appoints Muslim cleric freed from death sentence as aide

Ibrahim was later released after he was cleared of the drug charges. Photo Credit: Premium Times
Source: UGC

According to a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Zailani Bappa the meeting between Ibrahim and Matawalle was emotional as the governor formally handed over the cleric to his waiting family.

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Legit.ng recalls that the cleric had been on death row in Saudi Arabia after he was charged with drug trafficking when a bag full of banned substances was linked to him.

He was found guilty in a lower Saudi court and also in the upper court.

However, following the intervention of the federal government, Ibrahim was later acquitted of the charges when his lawyers proved to the court that the said bag containing the banned substance did not belong him.

In other news, Governor Matawalle said his administration will introduce a death sentence for reckless driving.

The governor made the statement on Saturday, August 29, when reacting to a fatal accident that claimed the lives of 15 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Channels TV reported.

The accident occurred when a truck lost control and rammed into four vehicles conveying the victims along Gusau-Funtua Road in Tsafe local government area of the state.

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Meanwhile, the Zamfara state governor has revealed that foreigners are exchanging arms for gold and other precious mineral resources in his state.

The governor made the revelation while answering questions from State House correspondents after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor Matawalle had presented some gold bars and other precious stones mined in Zamfara to the president during his visit.

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