According to revelation:Zainab Aliyu was set-Up In Saudi Arabia(see details)
According a revelation by the Nigerian Presidency, Zainab Aliyu, the Nigerian student, based in Saudi Arabia, accused of drug offence, is thought to be innocent.
This comes as President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has reacted to the case of Zainab Aliyu, the student incriminated in drug-related matters and being detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.
Zainab Aliyu, a student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, who travelled for Lesser Hajj in Dec. 2018 was detained by the Saudi Arabia authorities for allegedly being in possession of a banned substance.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Mr Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu.
Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora matters, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made this disclosure in a statement by her media aide, Mr. Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Monday.
She said, “President Muhammadu Buhari gave the directive immediately the matter was brought to his attention about two weeks ago.
“My office has been working with the AGF as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in that regard.”
Reacting, Onochie claimed that some Nigerians at the Airport deliberately planned and foisted pain on Zainab’s family.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Onochie wrote: “What Ms Zainab Aliyu and her family are going through now, cannot be imagined. Horrendous!
“Disheartening is that some Nigerians at an Airport deliberately planned and foisted this pain on Zainab. Evil
“Many Nigerians may have been executed in this way. My prayers are with Zainab.”
Meanwhile, The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has applauded the effort of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in uncovering the drug trafficking circle of notorious criminals planting drugs in innocent travellers’ luggage.
The Head, Public Affairs Division of NAHCON, Hajiya Fatima Usara, lauded the NDLEA in a statement on Monday. Usara said that the criminal acts of the notorious criminals were implicating innocent travellers in a crime they knew nothing about.
She said that NAHCON and NDLEA would continue to work together to ensure a drug-incident-free Umrah season and 2019 Hajj operation. “Thankfully, this discovery has given hope for the redemption of Zainab Habibu Aliyu from incarceration, the young lady who pleaded ignorance of a drug baggage tagged in her name.
“Consequently, the commission has ordered its lawyers in Saudi Arabia to complement efforts of the Nigerian mission in the Kingdom in securing Zainab’s release and return to the country,” she stated.