In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, September, 2020

Zamfara Governor Appoints Cleric Freed From Demise Sentence In Saudi Arabia As Aide

Zamfara Governor Appoints Cleric Freed From Death Sentence In Saudi Arabia As Aide


Zamfara Governor Appoints Cleric Freed From Demise Sentence In Saudi Arabia As Aide

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has appointed an Islamic cleric just lately free of dying sentence in Saudi Arabia as one in every of his senior particular assistants.

In line with a press release by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Wednesday, the governor introduced the appointment after receiving the cleric, Ibrahim Ibrahim, who had simply discovered his method again dwelling from Saudi Arabia after escaping a date with the hangman.

Mr Bappa stated for practically 4 years, Mr Ibrahim, a Quranic memoriser, confronted the dying penalty in Saudi Arabia after he was wrongly charged with drug trafficking.

He described the assembly as emotional because the governor formally handed over the cleric to his ready household.

The assertion stated family members “had their hearts of their mouths for practically 4 years as their liked one cooled his ft in a Saudi Arabia gaol awaiting dying sentence.”

Mr Ibrahim was in Saudi Arabia in early 2017 to carry out the lesser Hajj however was arrested by the police shortly after he has lodged in his lodge room. He was charged with drug trafficking following a bag stuffed with banned substance linked to his passport particulars.

The cleric was discovered responsible in a decrease Saudi court docket and in addition within the higher court docket.

“He was to be introduced responsible and sentenced when Governor Bello Mohammed assumed workplace final 12 months.

“The governor then vowed to rescue the harmless Ibrahim as he despatched a workforce of consultants with the assistance of the Federal Authorities and appealed the case. He employed a workforce of Saudi attorneys for Ibrahim who proved to the court docket that the stated bag didn’t belong to Hafeez Ibrahim.

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Mr Ibrahim was lastly acquitted early this 12 months however couldn’t return dwelling as a result of restriction on worldwide flights on account of Covid-19.

He, nevertheless, landed on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport from Lagos on Tuesday following an evening journey from Cotonou.

Mr Matawalle appointed Mr Ibrahim as one in every of his Senior Particular Assistants.

He assured that his administration will proceed to battle for the rights of residents of the state wherever they’re. He stated that the travails of Mr Ibrahim is a lesson to all particularly worldwide travellers to be vigil and additional cautious particularly with their baggage.

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