Full Names Of 23 Nigerians On Death Row In Saudi Arabia

By Abdullateef Jos

About 23 Nigerians are on the death row in Saudi Arabia for “drug-related offences”.

 Citing a document, the Nation newspaper said the Nigerians were convicted for contravening the narcotic and psychotropic substances control law, which is punishable by death.

They were said to have been 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 names of the convicted persons were given 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

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.

This is coming a few weeks after the Saudi authorities executed Kudirat Afolabi for drug trafficking and Saheed Sobade, another Nigerian, reportedly nabbed with 1,183 grams of cocaine powder in Jeddah.

Defending the stance of the kingdom of drug trafficking, Adnan Mahmod Bostaji, Saudi ambassador to Nigeria, said sentences are only administered when there is evidence.

He insisted that the country’s legal system is transparent and fair. Bostaji said that about 1.5 million Nigerians live in the country and are engaged in legitimate businesses.

He said that they are not subjected to any form of molestation.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

x

Check Also

60m Nigerians Are Illiterates – FG

By Biola Adebayo Mr. Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, says nearly 60 million Nigerians are illiterates, assuring that literacy centers will reduce the high percentage of illiteracy in the country. Echono made this known on Thursday at the Federal Government College Otobi, during the inauguration of a pilot Literacy Centre for the North Central Geo-Political Zone. The permanent secretary expressed regret that the illiteracy rate among the youths and adults is high, saying that the literacy level at the lower cadre of the colleges is also alarming. According to him, Literacy Centres to be established in 104 ...

NOUN To Benefit From NCC’s Education Grants

By Abdullateef Jos The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) says the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will benefit from its education grants for tertiary institutions in the country. Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC gave the assurance in Abuja on Thursday when a delegation from NOUN visited him in his office to explore ways of collaborating with the commission. Mr Ephraim Nwokenneya, Director, Research and Development, NCC, who represented the Executive Vice Chairman, said the grants were part of the commission’s strategy to encourage Nigerian students in their studies. He said about 11 universities from various parts of ...

Kano PDP Guber Primary: Appeal Court Rules In Favour Of Abba Kabiru Yusuf

By Umar Isa Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Thursday delivered judgment in favor of Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, the PDP Governorship candidate in the recent 2019 elections against Alhaji Ibrahim Al’amin Little. In a unanimous judgment the Justices of the appeal court and read by the lead judge , Justice Tanko Hussaini  set aside the judgment of a Federal High Court in Kano and confirmed Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf as a bona fide gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Kano State 2019. The court agreed with the prayers of the appellate (Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf) ...

BREAKING: Court Orders INEC To Withdraw Buhari’s Ex-Aide, Kawu Sumaila Cert. Of Return As Rep Member-Elect

By Bashir Inuwa A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Thursday disqualify AbdulRahman Kawu Sumaila as the duly elected representative of Sumaila/Takai federal constituency of Kano at the National Assembly. Solacebase recalled that Shamsudeen Dambazau of the APC had sued INEC, APC and AbdulRahman Kawu  Sumaila  challenging the recognition of AbdulRahman Kawu  Sumaila  as the APC House of Representatives candidate for Sumaila/Takai federal constituency. The presiding judge , Justice Lewis Allagoa ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued AbdulRahman Kawu  Sumaila  as he was not the duly elected house of representatives member for Sumaila/Takai federal constituency as ...

JUST IN: CCT Convicts Onnoghen, Bans Him From Holding Public Office For 10 Years

By Biola Adebayo The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers. The tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the immediate removal of Onnoghen from office as the CJN, Chairman of the National Judicial Council and the Chairman of the Federal Judicial Service Commission. Delivering the lead judgment, the tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar ordered the forfeiture of the five accounts which defendant failed to declare as part of his assets. The tribunal said the accused was tried as a public officer and not a ...

JUST IN: CCT Dismisses Onnoghen’s Suit Challenging Jurisdiction, Begins Judgment

The former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Thursday lost his bid to stop the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from trying him. The tribunal which is delivery judgement on the breach of the assets declaration allegation against Onnoghen held that it was competent to hear the case. The tribunal ruled that the prosecution of former Onnoghen was in order and that it was competent to hear the case. With the ruling, the Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, at noon started delivering the judgement of the tribunal. Details later …. NAN Related

Powered by Dragonballsuper Youtube Download animeshow

%d bloggers like this: