23 Other Nigerians To Face Execution in Saudi Arabia
Since the execution of Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi, Nigerian woman who was found guilty of drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia about two weeks ago, there has been so much public outcry from Nigerians where the Saudi governments maintained that she was guilty of the crime and that all legal and judicial procedures were observed.
It has however been revealed that another Nigerian, Saheed Sobade, along with 22 others was facing the prospect of death in Saudi Arabia after being nabbed with 1,183 grams of cocaine powder in Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea and gateway for pilgrimages to the Islamic holy cities Mecca and Medina,
“It is well-known for all those interested in travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that the penalty for drug trafficking is the death sentence and the said sentence is applied on all persons convicted without any exceptions, as long as the evidence is established against them, and this is conveyed to every person prior to his trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” it said.
As things stand, at least 23 more Nigerians, according to TheNation, are destined face the executioner, having been convicted for flouting the Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Control Law, issued under Royal Decree No. M/39 dated 8/7/1428AH, which is punishable by death.
They were arrested between 2016 and 2017 at the King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah and Prince Muhammad bin Abdu- Aziz International Airport, Madinah.
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 Alalade Abdulqadir
Fawsat Balogun Alabi
Aisha Muhammad Amira
and Adebayo Zakariya