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Innocent Detainee Zainab Aliyu Has Been Released From Prison In Saudi Arabia

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  • Saudi Arabia Detained Innocent Nigerian In 2018 For Drugs Trafficking
  • Zainab Aliyu who was detained in Saudi Arabia last year was released yesterday due to an intervention by the Nigerian Government.
Zaina Aliyu In Jedddah alongside Nigerian Officials


The lady was arrested in Saudi Arabia in December 2018 after a banned drug, Tramadol, was found in her luggage. but later on Investigations showed that the substances was planted in her luggage by a drug cartel that plants hard drugs in the luggages of unsuspecting travelers.

Aliyu’s continued detention sparked widespread sympathy all over the country, on the back of claims that she was innocent and only fell victim to a drug cartel at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, that specialises in keeping hard drugs in travellers’ bags.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed that the Nigerian government had succeeded in establishing her innocence, hence her freedom had been secured.

Another Nigerian ‘Ibrahim Abubakar’ who was also implicated by for the same case will be released to the Nigerian mission in Saudi Arabia.

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