Nasarawa State Governor’s Son Arrested With Hard Drugs In Malaysia
Kali Umar, son of the Nasarawa state Governor, Alhaji Tanko Almakura information revealed has been arrested and detained in a Malaysia prison for possession of hard drugs and gun running. He was reportedly picked up by the Malaysian security personnel following a tip off.
Information recent made available revealed that the son, who is the son of the first Lady, Hajiya Salamatu Al Makura – used to be a student at the Nasarawa State University in Keffi where he majored in Social Sciences. During his second year at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, his father, the governor of Nasarawa State, sought admission for him at a school in Malaysia – and flew Kali Umar to Malaysia to further his studies.
The governor’s son was reported to have been arrested in the last week of June 2012 – resulting in his father cutting short a USA official trip to branch to Malaysia to attend to the case. It is uncertain to what extent the father was able to dilute the case but credible sources indicate the son is still be held in detention in Malaysia.
In talking with the Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the governor, Abdulhamid Kwara, on Friday July 6, 2012, he declined to comment – stating that “the matter was family affair”. Other members of the Al Makura administration contact remained tight lipped on the matter. The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary pleaded to be left out of the matter.