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Zainab Aliyu, wrongly detained in Saudi Arabia for illicit drug, finishes NYSC (photos)

Zainab Aliyu, the graduate of Maitama Sule University, Kano, who was wrongly detained in Saudi Arabia in 2019 for possession of illicit drug, has now completed her NYSC service year.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed this moments ago on Twitter.

“Remember Zainab Aliyu, wrongly jailed in Saudi for carrying drugs she had no knowledge of, and rescued with the intervention of ⁦@MBuhari⁩ ? She just completed her NYSC. We wish Zainab the best as she moves on to great success in life,” Abike wrote.

Kemi Filani News recounts that Zainab Aliyu was arrested last year at a Saudi airport after a banned drug, tramadol, was found in her bag.

The student had reportedly travelled from Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in company of her mother, Maryam Aliyu, and sister but was arrested over allegation that a bag bearing her nametag contained the unlawful substance.

Zainab returned to the country in May 2019 after Dabiri-Erewa’s office and that of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and other related agencies worked towards her release.

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