Zainab Aliyu who was arrested last year for alleged drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia has been freed. Aliyu was accused of smuggling 2,000 packs of a strong pain killer but the Nigerian authorities later found that the drugs had been planted in her luggage by a criminal gang.
Govt Secures Release of Zainab From Saudi Prison
Daily Trust, 30 April 2019
Zainab Habib Aliyu has been released from detention and is now at the Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Read more »
Zainab Aliyu with officials of the Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah, shortly after her release.
Alleged Drug Trafficking - Why Zainab Was Freed By Saudi Authorities
Daily Trust, 1 May 2019
Nigerian student, Zainab Habib Aliyu, was yesterday released by Saudi Arabian authorities four months after she was arrested over alleged drug trafficking, which carries capital… Read more »
Alleged Drug Trafficking - Saudi Arabia Releases Zainab From Detention
This Day, 30 April 2019
The Federal Government on Tuesday secured the release of a Nigerian student, Zainab Ibrahim, from detention in Saudi Arabia. Read more »
Govt Secures Release of Zainab Aliyu
Guardian, 30 April 2019
Zainab Aliyu has been released by the Saudi Arabia authorities after the Nigerian government established her innocence. Read more »
Detained Zainab Aliyu Released By Saudi Authorities - Official
Premium Times, 30 April 2019
The federal government has secured the release of Zainab Aliyu, who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking. Read more »
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami to intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu who has been detained by Saudi Arabia authorities. Aliyu ... Read more »
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