Saudi authorities releases names of 23 Nigerians awaiting death execution for drug trafficking

The Saudi authorities have released names of 23 Nigerians awaiting execution for drug trafficking.

Okay Nigeria recalls that there was a wild outrage of criticism following the execution of Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi, a Nigerian woman, after being found guilty for trafficking drugs to Saudi Arabia.

However, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria responded to wild criticism of Afolabi’s execution insisting that all legal and judicial procedures were observed.

The response reads, “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.”

Meanwhile, The Nation reports that they are still 23 Nigerians awaiting execution following being convicted from drug trafficking.

The list of names 23 Nigerians awaiting execution released by the Saudi government below.

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

Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Head Editor at Okay Nigeria ( He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on
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