Zainab Aliyu is pictured below with officials of the Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah, shortly after her release from detention in Saudi Arabia.
Zainab was arrested in Saudi Arabia in December 2018 after a banned substance, Tramadol, was found in her luggage. Investigations later showed that the substances was planted in her luggage by a drug cartel that plants hard drugs in the luggages of unsuspecting travelers.
The Federal government today secured her release.
Zainab who is a student of Maitama Sule University, Kano, was arrested after a banned drug, tramadol, was found in her bag.
She claimed it was planted in her luggage by unknown persons.
The student had reportedly travelled from Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in company with her mother, Mrs. Maryam Aliyu, and sister, Hajara Aliyu, but was arrested over allegations that a bag bearing her name tag contained the unlawful substance.