Saturday, September 12, 2015

Photo: Nigerian former senator arrested in Saudi Arabia

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.

According to The Nation, 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

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

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