Just In: Saudi Arabia frees Nigeria’s Zainab Aliyu awaiting execution on drug charges


Nigerian lady, Zainab Aliyu, who was allegedly caught in Saudi Arabia for drugs related offenses has been released to the Nigerian Mission in Saudi Arabia.

This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mustapha Suleiman, while briefing reporters on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said that Zainab’s release was predicated on high level diplomatic engagement of the Nigerian Government with the Saudi authorities.

Details later…