Nigerian former senator arrested in Saudi Arabia (photo)

Senator Hassan Barata was arrested by Saudi Arabian authorities after he was found travelling with a revoked diplomatic passport and claiming to be an employee of the Nigerian Embassy.

Barata was a former chairman of the Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism. He represented the Adamawa South Senatorial District between 2011 and 2015 as a PDP lawmaker. He defected to APC last february but returned to the PDP after losing the APC governorship ticket bid.

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According to report, Senator Barata, who is in Saudi Arabia to observe the hajj pilgrimage, claimed to be an employee of the Nigerian embassy there after being arrested; a claim that was found to be false.

The Federal Government has earlier directed the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to retrieve diplomatic and official passports from unauthorized holders.

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5 Comments

  1. This is how they are moving our money outside nigeria to saudi Arabic, you should be caught by FbI INTELLIGENCE TO SEND YOU INTO JAIL, CRIMINALS !!!!

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