British Councillor Of Nigerian Ancestry, Resigns Over Alleged Possession Of Drugs

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The Oasis Reporters

November 3, 2018

UK politician of Nigerian origin, Ishmael Osamor, resigned on Tuesday as a Labour councillor after it emerged that he had pleaded guilty to having £2,500 (N1,158,937) worth of drugs with intent to supply at a festival in Dorset last year.

Ishmael Osamor’s mother, Kate Osamor, also a UK Labour member of parliament, faced calls to sack her son from his job as her communications officer after he was caught with drugs at a music festival, reports The Times.

Ishmael Osamor, 29, said: “I sincerely regret, and apologise for not informing my family and colleagues of the pending court case and have stood down in recognition of this fact.”
His mother, Kate, is the shadow international development secretary. It is understood that she continues to have confidence in his suitability to work for her.

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