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Zainab Aliyu, the Nigerian lady wrongly detained in Saudi for ‘drug trafficking’, passes out of NYSC



Zainab Aliyu, the Nigerian lady, who was wrongly detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking, has reportedly completed her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) service year.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), broke the news on her social media page on Thursday.

Zainab was on December 26, 2018 arrested by Saudi Arabia authorities after tramadol, a drug prohibited in Saudi Arabia, was found in her bag.

Aliyu had travelled alongside her mother and sister to the country for lesser hajj but on arrival in Medina, was arrested by security operatives over allegations that the bag bearing her name tag contained tramadol.

She was consequently detained leading to an outcry from Nigerians on social media platforms.

Aliyu would later be released from prison in April 2019 and returned to Nigeria on May 13.

Her arrest had led to the discovery of an alleged drug cartel at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport that reportedly transferred her excess luggage weight to bag that contained tramadol.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa would later reveal she has successfully completed her NYSC scheme with 2019 Batch B, Stream 2 via a tweet.

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