Zainab Aliyu, the lady who was arrested for alleged drug trafficking has been freed from detention in Saudi Arabia.
This was confirmed on Tuesday by the Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad via his official twitter handle.
See tweet below:
The Federal Government has secured the release of Zainab Habibu Aliyu who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking. Details soon from Ministry of Foreign Affairs. #FreeZainab— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 30, 2019
In December 2018, Zainab, a student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, was arrested by Saudi authorities after a substance believed to be Tramadol was found in her luggage.
Following her arrest, her family filed a petition which led the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to dig into a drug trafficking cartel known for planting illegal drugs in the luggage of travellers.
It was then discovered that the substance, found in Zainab’s luggage, was actually planted by the cartel.