Saudi Arabia to execute 23 Nigerians over drug trafficking (PHOTOS)
Twenty three (23) Nigerians convicted for possessing narcotic and psychotropic substances in Saudi Arabia will be executed soon.
The laws of Saudi Arabia states that persons who commits such offences shall be executed.
The impending execution follows the execution of Kudirat Afolabi for drug trafficking and Saheed Sobade, another Nigerian, reportedly nabbed with 1,183 grams of cocaine powder in Jeddah.
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Meanwhile, the Federal Government of Nigeria has condemned the execution of its nationals.
The convicted Nigerians are:
Adeniyi Adebayo Zikri
Jimoh Idhola Lawal
Idris Adewuumi Adepoju
Abdul Raimi Awela Ajibola
Yusuf Makeen Ajiboye
Adam Idris Abubakar
Isa Abubakar Adam
Funmilayo Omoyemi Bishi
Amina Ajoke Alobi
Alaja Olufunke Alalaoe Abdulqadir
Fawsat Balagun Alabi
Aisha Muhammad Amira
—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: August 25, 2019 at 03:33PM