Senate launches investigation into Zainab’s frame-up and arrest

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The Nigerian Senate during its plenary on Tuesday has launched its own inquiry into circumstances surrounding the frame-up and arrest of Zainab Aliyu, innocent Nigerian lady who is wrongly charged for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia.

Today’s Echo gathered that during the sitting, Senator Kabiru Gaya cited Order 42 & 52 and spoke on the lady who travelled to Saudi Arabia and a cabal at the Airport tagged a bag to her that contained Tramadol and Hard drugs.

According to Senator Gaya, investigation led to the arrest of six with one person at large. These people were charged to court but unfortunately were released by the high court on bail. Information on arrest has been sent to Saudi Arabia.

Senator Ahmed Lawan, who is currently eyeing the seat of the Senate President said the time is right to take action.

“The Ministry of Transport should ensure that only those who are authorized should operate at the Airport. All airlines who are found to have their people involved should be penalized,”Lawan said

He also said:

“We need the Senate Committee on Aviation, Committee on Judiciary, Committee on Drugs and Illegal Substances and Committee of Foreign Affairs to investigate how these operations are carried out.

“It is our job as the Senate to bring these people to book and this does not happen again. We need to take action now and ensure Zainab is brought back safe.”

Eventually, the Senate set up a Committee to investigate the matter and report to it.

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