Nigeria Mission in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said that the detained Zainab Habib has been released.
Zainab was falsely accused of drug peddling in Saudi Arabia and was arrested in December 2018 with Tramadol, a banned substance.
Investigations by the Nigerian government have since revealed that the drug was planted in Zainab’s luggage by a cartel that specialises in planting drugs in the bags of unsuspecting travelers.
Her release was confirmed in a tweet by President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad. He wrote:
“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”