The execution
The execution

See The Names Of 23 Nigerians On Death Row In Saudi Arabia

See the names of the 23 Nigerians on death row in Saudi Arabia.     

Funsho Akinwale

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.

The late Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi
The late Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi

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

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 Alalade Abdulqadir

Fawsat Balogun Alabi

Aisha Muhammad Amira

Adebayo Zakariya

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