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Hassan Barata Ex-Senator arrested in Saudi Arabia

Barata, a former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism was detained by Saudi authorities after he presented himself as an employee of the Nigerian Embassy.

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Former Nigerian Senator, Hassan Barata has reportedly been arrested in Saudi Arabia for making false claims.

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Barata, a former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism was detained by Saudi authorities after he presented himself as an employee of the Nigerian Embassy.

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According to The Nation, the ex-Senator might have overstayed in the holy land and was believed to be holding an official passport on the trip.

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President Muhammadu Buhari recently ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to revoke diplomatic and official passports being held by former government officials.

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