Saudi releases another Nigerian
AFTER four months in detention, a Nigerian arrested for “drug trafficking” was released yesterday by the Saudi authorities.
Ibrahim Abubakar’s release had been announced on Monday by Suleiman Mustapha, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Abubakar’s release came two days after Zainab Aliyu, a student of the Maitama Sule University, Kano, regained freedom after being detained by the Saudi authorities for alleged possession of Tramadol, a banned drug.
President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the Attorney-General of the Federation & Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, to facilitate the release of Miss Aliyu and Abubakar.
Saudi Arabia has zero tolerance for drug trafficking. Some Nigerians have been executed over the crime, the latest being Kudirat Afolabi, a widow and mother of two.
Afolabi was killed on April 1.
More than 20 other Nigerians are on death row in Saudi over drug-related offences.
You may be interested
Davido Takes Zlatan, Lil Frosh And All His Crew Members On Shopping Spree In Dubai [Video]Webby - November 15, 2019
Popular Nigerian singer, Davido continues his shopping spree for all his 30BG gang members, including his favorite guy, Zlatan Ibile,…
Doping in Sport: Osinbajo, IOC president meet IN Aso rockWebby - November 15, 2019
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has assured that Nigeria is committed to the high values of the Olympic movement. Osinbajo…
Appeal court clears APC to field candidate in BayelsaWebby - November 14, 2019
A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has cleared the All Progressive Congress to contest the Saturday governorship election after…