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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Federal Govt React to Killing Of Nigerian Woman Accused Of Drug Trafficking In Saudi Arabia

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Nigerian government has attack Saudi Arabia government for executing a Nigerian woman accused of drug-related cases.

According to the Saudi Interior Ministry, a Nigerian woman two Pakistani men, a Yemeni man were charged for drug trafficking, and executed having been found guilty.

The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa made this statement in Abuja on Tuesday, 
He said the woman is the eighth Nigerian to be executed in such manner in the country this year alone.
Dabiri-Erewa said 20 more Nigerians are on death row in the country for similar offences, while 12 had been prosecuted and are to serve various jail terms.
"So we have had cases where truly they didn’t commit the offence. We have appealed to the Saudi authorities to make the trials fair, open and ensure that justice is done.
“Even if you are going to die, you will know that you die for an offence you committed.
“We appeal to Nigerians going to Saudi Arabia to obey the laws of the land. Even kolanut is treated as a drug. We will continue to appeal to the Saudi authorities to treat some of the cases with some form of leniency.”


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