Nigerian man on death row for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia, freed at last

Nigerian man on death row for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia, freed at last

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has on Tuesday, February 18, revealed via her verified Twitter handle that Ibrahim Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara State who was locked up in Saudi Arabia has finally been released.

Ibrahim was locked up for three years on charges of entering Saudi Arabia with hard drugs punishable by death under the laws of that country.

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State had earlier dispatched a delegation to Saudi Arabia comprising of government delegation and a team of lawyers.

The evidence presented at two lower courts freed Ibrahim of the allegation, proving that Ibrahim was wrongly accused.

Amongst the documents was a statement from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, stating that they have arrested and charged three persons who planted the drugs on Ibrahim. .

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A certified copy of the two count charge sheet from the Federal High Court Kano was also presented to the Saudi Arabia court which ruled in favour of Ibrahim and discharged him.

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