Nigerian Senator Jailed In Saudi Arabia For Lying
Senator Hassan Barata, a former Chairman Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, is in detention in Saudi Arabia. .
When he was arrested and quizzed, he claimed to be an employee of the Nigerian Embassy, a claim that was found to be untrue. He had also overstayed his visit in Saudi Arabia as at the time he was picked up.
He represented Adamawa South in the 6th Senate under PDP. In February, he defected to APC but returned to the PDP after losing his bid to pick the governorship ticket.