Saudi Arabian authorities have revealed that at least 23 Nigerians are currently on the death row in Saudi Arabia for drug-related offences and may executed anytime from now.
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 Saudi document revealed.
The names of the convicted persons were given as…..
1.Adeniyi Adebayo Zikri
3.Jimoh Idhola Lawal
6.Idris Adewuumi Adepoju
7.Abdul Raimi Awela Ajibola
8.Yusuf Makeen Ajiboye
9.Adam Idris Abubakar
12.Isa Abubakar Adam
16.Funmilayo Omoyemi Bishi
18.Amina Ajoke Alobi
20.Alaja Olufunke Alalaoe Abdulqadir
21.Fawsat Balagun Alabi
22.Aisha Muhammad Amira
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.