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The National Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) has secured the launch of a Nigerian, Ibrahim Abubakar held by Saudi Arabian authorities for drug trafficking.

Head of General public Affairs, NDLEA, Jonah Achema, in a assertion on Wednesday, recalled that Abubakar was arrested upon the allegation that his baggage was located to incorporate 1,497 tablets of Tramadol.

He claimed Abubakar experienced been standing demo since 2017 in Saudi Arabia where punishment for drug trafficking was execution.

“On Dec.15, 2017, a letter of complaint was prepared by Malam Gwani Siddiq from Zamfara urging NDLEA to intervene on the arrest of Abubakar by the Saudi anti-narcotic officials”, the statement study.

It explained investigation disclosed that Abubakar traveled to Saudi on March 10, 2017 by Malam Aminu Kano Global Airport (MAKIA) and was arrested at Medina Airport.

NDLEA observed that the compound was allegedly hid in a bag and tagged to his passport at MAKIA by his travel agent named Mahmood Sani and two other handlers at the Airport, one Mrs Celina Yaycock and Mr Anthony Johnson.

Achema said a delegation from Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), and Zamfara Govt, the property condition of Abubakar, arrived in Jeddah with documentary evidence furnished by NDLEA for the trial slated for February 18, 2020.

“The documentary evidence included a correspondence from the NDLEA stating that it had arrested and billed 3 folks who planted the Tramadol tablets on the defendant and a qualified duplicate of the two count demand sheet from the Federal Significant Court Kano.

“These files had been provided to the Saudi Court soon after which it ruled in favour of Ibrahim and discharged him,” he included.

Achema disclosed that the serious suspects have been charged to court.


Source: https://dailypost.ng/2020/02/26/tramadol-possession-saudi-frees-abubakar-nigerian-arrested-in-2017-ndlea/

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