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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Twenty Three Nigerians On Death Row In Saudi Arabia

As things stand, at least 23 more Nigerians, according to TheNation, are destined to suffer Afolabi's fate, 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.





There has been so much public uproar condemning both the Nigerian and Saudi Arabian governments after the execution of a Nigerian woman, Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi, who was found guilty of drug trafficking.


While Nigerians insisted Afolabi was only a victim of drug syndicate group at Nigerian airports, both governments maintained she was actually guilty of the crime.

Following Afolabi's execution, it was revealed that another Nigerian, Saheed Sobade, 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.

The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria responded to widespread criticism of Afolabi's execution by insisting that all legal and judicial procedures were observed.

"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.


They were arrested between 2016 and 2017 at the King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah and Prince Muhammad bin Abdu- Aziz International Airport, Madinah.


THE LIST



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 Alalade Abdulqadir
Fawsat Balogun Alabi
Aisha Muhammad Amira
 Adebayo Zakariya

50 comments:

  1. What a shame, I guess they planned to go for pilgrimage and dabbled into this. No Igbo on this route, very risky trade. Lord have mercy on them

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    1. Even with the high risk, they still towed this path. In Saudi Arabia of all places!

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    2. No, they didn't plan to go to hajj. That was just a cover up; the powder business na the koko.

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    3. And here I am plying this route since 1983 without any ish. Please don't come here and preach to me, I know my way! 😎

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  2. Na wa.... O, this people just won't hear. It's well

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  3. hmm.. Doing the wrong thing the "wrongest" place

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  4. Strange not to see one ibo name there

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    1. Igbo not ibo. What do you mean by that? Does a crime has a tribe mark attach to it that they must always be a particular tribe found when such crime is committed?

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    2. That is not their route. Their root is Asia mostly Malaysia, Cambodia and China.
      These ones use excuse they are going for hajj and use it to carry drugs. As you can see many of them are Moslem names.

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    3. Forget that thing. They must have done change of name to be able to go to d country, dts very easy to do na.
      Ibo people no dey carry last for this kain thing.

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  5. Countries like Saudi Arabia, Malaysia have zero tolerance for drug trafficking. It is written all over the airport that trafficking of drugs attracts death penalty.
    It's very sad to have such a long list of Nigerians but the truth is they won't learn.

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    1. I am telling you honestly. Don't be surprised after this, some people will still be caught in such act.

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    2. Most Asian countries: Indonesia, China, Singapore etc.
      It was announced twice by the pilot back in 2014 when I visited Singapore. The pilot kept pleading "Let me remind you that Singapore is a country where possession of Hard Drugs is punishable by Death. If you have any hard drugs on you, please leave it in the aircraft." Why would anyone still take such risks.

      Some think they can use juju to fool the scanning machines, not knowing that Jazz no reach that side.

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  6. Nawa. FG please should go and plead on their behalf

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    1. These people don't listen even when they know the repercussion for drug trafficking. A friend of mine told me when he traveled to Indonesia, that each few kilometer there are sign post written and pinned on the ground with the inscription "Penalty for drug pushing is death".

      People read this and still go ahead with drug dealings. My sympathy to their various families. Such a terrible way to die.

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  7. No one should tribalise this post o.

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    1. I like the way you did yours quietly

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    2. Hahahaha 09:36 leave me ooh. Truth be told, things like this aren't good to be tribalised, for crimes cut across all divides. The fact remains that they are Nigerians and disgracing the image of the country.

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    3. Lmao, and you just did that.

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    4. Yoruba and hausas come and carry your drug trafficking brothers and sisters eeeh. Later unah go call Bini ashewos,is it not better to be an ashewo than a drug baron with death sentence hanging on your neck .
      Where dem dey
      Bed and roses
      Lagos shopper
      Eesah
      Don mayor
      Unah know una self. Lemme catch you people condemning other tribes here again.

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    5. Beds and Roses is from Edo state

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    6. Anon 10:42..That list is fake, those people changed their names before traveling, I have a friend there from Delta babe who changes her name to " Kafayat"..

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  8. No mercy for them at all,its well.

    People should learn too

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  9. This is a horrible thing to families. The government should go through their files to see if they are really caught with hard drugs. If indeed they are guilty they should face the music. But if they are not the government should protect them and see that they freed and brought back home. Cos the amount of racism Nigerians face abroad is terrible and unbearable.

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  10. I thought twas only Igbo's that commit crimes outside Nigeria..oh i guess not.

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  11. Looking at the names on the list, all tribal bigots are coming out with venoms and chants of na this tribe do this one pass,na that tribe do that one pass!! Well, sorry to burst your bubble, these countries does not know tribe. All they know is Nigeria and our passport. We can sit here and engage in tribal bashing all we want, we are jointly affected, it is our image that is tinted, we will collectively be treated awfully by these countries.
    Untill we start holding each other accountable for our wrongdoings as a nation and not tribe, we will continue to be publicly and internationally shamed and treated poorly by countries with as much lower or none existing moral decency than Nigeria.
    Until we begin to name and shame these bad eggs(family members inclusive) on and off socais media, our date in the hand of countries remains the same. By the way I am a full fledged Ìgbo woman.

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    1. Word Ella. To the rest of the world, you are NIGERIAN not Yoruba or Igbo or whatever tribe.

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    2. You have spoken well, Ella.

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  12. Of all places, it's Saudi Arabia. Una get hrt o o, bcos even an unborn child 'literally'knows it's a no go area for anything drug related. Nothing like abeg once u're caught. Brazil, Spain, Italy, SA & other flash points for drug biz , where they have mild penalty, no dey pay again? Rest ur souls in advance.

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  13. Hmmmmmmm so these people are not angel afterall, they now love money like us abi

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  14. Dont carry drugs you people wont hear not to such countries where is attracts a death penalty you Nigerians wont hear. pls pls ans pls dont give ur luggage or collect luggage from anyone when travelling . May God deliver us from implication

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  15. Religion is opium of the people. what will make Saudi authority to classify kolanut as illicit drug? Most of these people are pure victims of primitive shariah legal system. Too sad to read of this injustice going on Saudi Arabia.

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  16. Maybe if we apply that law for kidnappers, kidnapping and ritual will decrease.

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  17. They never listen. That's how one indirectly is talking about drugs. How he moved drugs when he was younger. I asked him where are the proceeds, NOTHING. I was just using corner eye to look at him, will never get close to him or allow him visit.

    I didn't ask anything, just said how i wish someone will gift me money this easter, bobo started with how you can make a minimum of 500k moving drugs within Nigeria and millions outside Nigeria. Told him where is the money around you? Nothing! Told him my mum is a widow, don't want to kill her before time and such monies are never used for anything good. When i wasn't excited. he said he has stopped, since he became born again. Goodluck in your stopping. Nigerians don't listen!

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    1. My dear pls RUN away from such men, don't even keep them as friends.
      if I hear that kind thing I will block you as a friends straight. There is no one that carries drugs that don't have connect in criminal underworld.

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    2. Beds and Roses... I have taken off. Infact, yesterday i stepped out and was standing infront of the gate, a luxury car drove by. someone who looks like him was pointing at me before i could look properly and wave the car zoomed off. I wanted to call him to ask if he drove by? I really hope its me just being paranoid.

      I'm boning the guy. I can't. Don't have liver. Aha! To lie for me is a problem, i will be sweating buckets. I can't abeg. I no sabi.

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  18. When you do the crime, you do the time. I don't have pity for such ppl. You didn't see U.S. or any European country to carry drugs, you went to an Arab country with death penalty. And these things are spelt out clearly to them. They have zero tolerance for drugs.

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  19. Why deathrow? Is the man cutting the heads on vacation or what? Kill those bastards. Na greed. Tomorrow they will be oppressing others with drug money

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  20. I thought it's only Igbos that commit this kinda crime. Where are wailers of my beloved brothers? Rest in peace my Nigerian brothers and sisters.

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  21. These countries don't want a high population of useless drug users and rise in crimes. An extremely rich country like Singapore with an equally extremely low crime rate want to keep their country that way. I don't blame them, countries should have standards, especially when they worked so hard to rise out of poverty and transform the nation.

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