The Nigerian lady whose wrongful arrest and detention over drug related offences ignited a growing online campaign for her release has been finally set free by authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Officials of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs who confirmed this say her release was secured after the government was able to establish her innocence. She is expected to be reunited with her family after four months in detention.
Another Nigerian, Ibrahim Abubakar involved in the case is also to be released to the Nigerian Mission in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, May 1. There is however no news about the third person who is also in detention over similar allegations.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters and Chairperson, Nigeria Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa had on Monday confirmed that apart from Zainab Aliyu, there were “two others in same situation”. She however did not give their names.