Zainab Aliyu, the Nigerian held in Saudi Arabia on the accusation of trafficking Tramadol, has been released to the Nigerian mission in the country.
There has been high-level diplomatic moves to get her freed, after it was discovered she was the victim of a drug cartel that specialised in planting hard drugs in travelers’ bags.
She was arrested and detained in Saudi, after one of such drugs, Tramadol was found in a bag with her name-tag.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry of foreign affairs made the announcement in abuja.
News media aide to the President, Bashir Ahmad, also confirmed Zainab’s release in a post on twitter.
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