Yorubas Lead Among The 23 Nigerians Waiting For Execution In Saudi-Arabia


LAGOS APRIL 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-It is no news that no fewer than 23 Nigerians are on the death row in Saudi Arabia. The news however is that out of the twenty three Nigerians waiting for execution in Saudi Arabia because of hard drug related offences, seventeen of them are from the Yoruba tribe of Western Nigeria. The remaining six are from the Northern part of Nigeria.
A report on Monday morning by the Lagos-based The Nation newspaper listed the convicted Nigerians awaiting execution in Saudi Arabia as: 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; and Biola Lawal.
Others are: Isa Abubakar Adam; Ibrahim Chiroma; Hafis Amosu; Aliu Muhammad; Ms. Funmilayo Omoyemi Bishi; Ms. Mistura Yekini; Amina Ajoke Alobi; Kuburat Ibrahim; Alaja Olufunke Alalaoe Abdulqadir; Fawsat Balagun Alabi; Aisha Muhammad Amira; and Adebayo Zakariya.
The report quoted an official document as saying that the Nigerians were found guilty of allegedly contravening the “Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Control Law, issued under Royal Decree No. M/39 dated 8/7/1428AH and is punishable with death penalty.”
“Unfortunately, between 2016-2017, these Nigerians were arrested at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah and Prince Muhammad bin Abdu- Aziz International Airport, Madinah for smuggling narcotic drugs concealed in their rectums,” the document added.

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