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Zainab Habibu: Senate Moves To Save Nigerian Lady From Saudi’s Death Sentence



Senate on Tuesday set up a committee to intervene in the arrest of Miss Zainab Habibu Aliyu who was arrested in Saudi Arabia over drug-related crimes.

In a motion sponsored by Senator Kabir Gaya representing Kano South Senatorial district, he explained that the ordeal of Zainab who is a citizen of Kano State was caused by a notorious cartel within the ranks of Aminu Kano International Airport.

“Mr. President, distinguished Colleagues, we cannot allow Miss Zainab Habibu Aliyu who was arrested in Saudi Arabia to be executed over drug crimes which was planted in her travelling bag by criminal elements. ”

The lawmaker calls for urgent intervention, saying that, “Saudi Arabia operates capital punishment leading to death penalty.”

In his contribution, Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South Senatorial district explained that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki who was recently appointed as Ambassador to the International Human Rights should see this as his first assignment.

He added that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, elder statesmen like Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Kabir Gaya should wade into the matter.

Senator Binta Marshi applauded government’s effort, adding that Hon. Abike Dabiri, Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora was doing a lot for the release of Miss Zainab.

After amendment of prayers, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki sustained suggestions from Senator Ali Ndume who suggested that a Committee be set up to wade into the matter.

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