Aisha Buhari Breaks Fast With Zainab Aliyu, Family

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari on Monday broke her fast with a freed victim of the Saudi Arabia drugs trafficking, Zainab Aliyu, and her family.

She also called on the authorities to leave no stone unturned towards bringing the perpetrators to book.

The Nigerian student, who was held in Saudi Arabia on drug smuggling charges, had recently been reunited with her family.

Aliyu spent four months in prison following the discovery of illegal drugs in a bag tagged in her name on her arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Zainab, who was led by Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, was companied by her parents Habib and Maryam Aliyu and sister, Hajara.

She was accused of entering Saudi Arabia with an illegal dosage of Tramadol, but it has since been discovered she was a victim of a cartel at the airport in Kano that specialises in keeping hard drugs in travellers’ bags.

A Federal High Court, sitting in Kano State, had in April granted bail to the six suspects arraigned before it for exporting tramadol to Saudi Arabia in luggage using the name tag of Zainab Aliyu, a 22-year-old student of Maitama Sule University, Kano.

A seven-man syndicate, who were staff members of the MAKIA were arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, following a petition filed by Zainab’s father, Habibu, a director at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN.

The accused namely: Idris Umar Shehu (alias Umar Sanda), Sanni Suleiman, Nuhu Adamu, Rhoda Adetunji, Udosen Itoro Henry and Sanni Hamisu were arraigned on three-count charges.

One of the accused, Umar Shehu (alias Umar Sanda), is in Saudi Arabia observing Lesser hajj.



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