Governor Yusuf Decries Legal Manipulation By Drug Dealers

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has expressed deep concern over the legal maneuvers by illicit drug dealers who have managed to secure court orders for the release of their confiscated shipments. The governor’s dismay was voiced during a visit to the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA), where he was briefed on the troubling situation.

In a statement released on Sunday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, Governor Yusuf was particularly alarmed by the judges who sanctioned the release of the seized drugs. This situation underscores the gravity of the legal challenges faced in curbing illicit drug trafficking in the state.

The statement partly reads: “In response to this troubling development, Governor Yusuf instructed the state Attorney General to formulate a comprehensive strategy to prevent drug traffickers from exploiting legal loopholes in the future.

“He stressed the crucial necessity for collaboration between the judiciary and the government to shield the state from the dangers posed by drug trafficking.”

“Recognizing the diligence KAROTA in apprehending illicit drugs, the Governor urged the agency to take the requisite actions to eliminate the confiscated substances.”

“Reiterating his administration’s unwavering dedication to combating drug smuggling within the state, Governor Yusuf affirmed governmental assistance to agencies committed to combating drug trafficking and abuse.”

“Governor Yusuf’s firm position underscores the seriousness of the drug trafficking dilemma and the urgent need for unified endeavors to protect the state from the menace of illicit substances.”