See the names of the 23 Nigerians on death row in Saudi Arabia.
A few weeks after the execution of the Nigerian woman, Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi, in Saudi Arabia, the 23 other Nigerians on death row for trafficking drugs into the holy land have been gripped with fear.
The list was released some days ago by the Government of Saudi Arabia after the execution of Afolabi.
The new set of drug peddlers, according to the information made available by Saudi Arabia Narcotic Authority, were nabbed between 2016 and 2017 at the King Abdul-Aziz International Airport.
While some were also arrested at Prince Muhammed Bin Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Medinah.
Reports have revealed that the 23 convicted Nigerians may likely suffer Afolabi’s fate, having been convicted for violating the order of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Control Law, issued under Royal Decree which is punishable by death.
Recall Afolabi’s execution raised concerns in Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, with many Nigerians insisting she was only a victim of a drug syndicate group at Nigerian airports.
The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria has managed the situation following the widespread criticism of Afolabi's execution.
The embassy noted that all legal and judicial procedures were carried out in accordance with the law of the country.
The officials, while reacting to the issue, cautioned Nigerians to avoid Saudi Arabia when planning to export drugs abroad, adding that the law will always take its cause in the holy land.
See the full list of the 23 Nigerians on death row in Saudi Arabia below:
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 Alalade Abdulqadir
Fawsat Balogun Alabi
Aisha Muhammad Amira