Saudi releases Zamfara indigene accused of drug trafficking

AN indigene of Zamfara State, Malam Ibrahim Ibrahim, who was arrested and detained for three years by Saudi Arabian Government, has been released.

Receiving the detainee in Government House on Tuesday, Governor Bello Matawalle commended the Saudi government for keeping its promise.

Matawalle said he was in Saudi Arabia several times to beg the Saudi government to release the victim, who he said, was wrongly arrested for drug trafficking.

Matawalle commended the Federal Government, Saudi Arabian embassy as well as Special Adviser in Diaspora, Abike Dabri, for their efforts in ensuring Ibrahim’s release.

Speaking with newsmen, Ibrahim commended the effort of the governor, who played a key role in his release.

Meanwhile, Ibrahim has been appointed as Senior Special Assistance to Governor Bello Matawalle.

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