At least 23 Nigerians are on the death row in Saudi Arabia for “drug-related offences”, The Nation reports.
Citing a document, the newspaper said the Nigerians were convicted for contravening the narcotic and psychotropic substances control law, which is punishable by death.
They were reportedly 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.
Below are the names of the convicted persons:
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 Alalaoe Abdulqadir
Fawsat Balagun Alabi
Aisha Muhammad Amira
This is coming a few weeks after the country’s authorities executed Kudirat Afolabi for drug trafficking. Saheed Sobade, another Nigerian, was reportedly nabbed with 1,183 grams of cocaine powder in Jeddah.