Zainab Aliyu returns to Nigeria after wrongful arrest in Saudi Arabia for Drug trafficking

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Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar, the two Nigerians who were wrongly arrested in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking have arrived in Nigeria. They arrived Nigeria today Monday May 13th and were received by delegates of the Nigerian government and their parents.

The two were accused of trafficking tramadol, a banned substance, into Saudi Arabia, an offence that is punishable by death in the country. 

However, an investigation by the Nigerian government revealed that a drug cartel that specializes in planting hard drugs in the luggages of unsuspecting travelers, was behind their travail.

After much oucry from Nigerians and with the intervention of President Buhari, Aliyu and Abubakar were released to Garba Satomi Grema, the acting Consul-General, Nigerian Consulate, on May 2nd.