Drug trafficking: NDLEA secures launch of Nigerian held by Saudi Arabia

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has secured the liberty of 1 Ibrahim Abubakar, a Nigerian held in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking.

Ibrahim was launched after three years of incarceration within the Center Japanese nation following displays from investigation experiences by NDLEA that exonerated him.

Abubakar was arrested upon arrival in Saudi Arabia when his baggage was discovered to comprise 1, 497 tablets of illicit tramadol.

He has been standing trial since 2017 in Saudi Arabia the place punishment for drug trafficking is execution.

The Company stated they introduced proof that proved that the medicine have been planted on Ibrahim and he was harmless of the crime he was accused of. Three individuals have been arrested for planting the medicine on Ibrahim.

There have been contained in an announcement by the Principal Workers Officer, Public Affairs, of the Company, Jonah Achema, made out there to The Nation in Abuja on Wednesday.

The assertion learn partly, “Efforts by Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company to safe freedom for Ibrahim Ibrahim Abubakar, a Nigerian held by Saudi Arabia for Drug Trafficking has lastly paid off. Abubakar has been launched after three years of incarceration in Saudi following displays from investigation experiences by NDLEA that exonerated him.

“A delegation from Nigeria in Diaspora Fee, NIDCOM, and Zamfara State Authorities, the house state of Abubakar, arrived in Jeddah with documentary proof supplied by NDLEA for the trial slated for 18th February 2020.

The documentary proof included a correspondent from NDLEA stating that it had arrested and charged three individuals who planted the Tramadol tablets on the defendant and an authorized copy of the 2 counts cost sheet from the Federal Excessive Court docket Kano. These paperwork have been supplied to the Saudi Court docket after which it dominated in favour of Ibrahim and discharged him.

“On December 15, 2017, a letter of criticism was written by Malam Gwani Sadiq Siddiq from Zamfara in search of NDLEA to intervene on the arrest of Abubakar by the Saudi Anti-narcotic officers. The Company swung into investigation, which revealed that Abubakar travelled to Saudi on March 10, 2017 by way of Malam Aminu Kano Worldwide Airport and was arrested by the Saudi Anti-narcotic officers at Medina Airport for importing 1, 497 tablets of Tramadol. The substance was allegedly hid in a bag and tagged to his passport at MAKIA by his journey agent named Mahmood Sani and two different handlers on the Airport, one Mrs. Celina Yaycock and Mr. Anthony Johnson.

“These suspects have since been charged to Federal Excessive Court docket, Kano.”

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