Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has suspended of the District Head of Fannami Ward, Lawan Mari from Bade Local Government.
His offence: alleged sodomy with a six year-old boy.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Abdullahi Bego, said the Governor directed swift action against the district head.
“His Excellency has directed that appropriate administrative and legal measures be taken swiftly to investigate and prosecute the matter,” the statement reads.
“Consequently, the traditional ruler involved has been suspended indefinitely from his position as ward head of Fannami Ward, Gashu’a pending the outcome of police investigation into the matter.
It further states that “a letter to that effect has already been served the ward head by Bade Local Government Council.”