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Saudi Arabia to execute 23 Nigerians over drug trafficking (PHOTOS)

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Names of 23 Nigerians facing execution in Saudi Arabia pop up

By MSN

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.

They were arrested between 2016 and 2017 at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah and Prince Muhammad bin Abdu- Aziz International Airport, Madinah having concealed the banned substances in their rectums, the Saudi document revealed.

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

Tunde Ibrahim

Jimoh Idhola Lawal

Lolo Babatunde

Sulaiman Tunde

Idris Adewuumi Adepoju

Abdul Raimi Awela Ajibola

Yusuf Makeen Ajiboye

Adam Idris Abubakar

Saka Zakaria

Biola Lawal

Isa Abubakar Adam

Ibrahim Chiroma

Hafis Amosu

Aliu Muhammad

Funmilayo Omoyemi Bishi

Mistura Yekini

Amina Ajoke Alobi

Kuburat Ibrahim

Alaja Olufunke Alalaoe Abdulqadir

Fawsat Balagun Alabi

Aisha Muhammad Amira

Adebayo Zakariya



—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: August 25, 2019 at 03:33PM

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