More Nigerians to face execution in Indonesia for drug trafficking


Preparations are in top speed for the execution by firing squad of three Nigerians convicted of smuggling drugs in Indonesia.
The Nigerian are among nine others from Australia, France Brazil, Ghana and Indonesia,  handed the death sentence for drug smuggling.
The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo rejected the initial plea for clemency from the Nigerian authorities. Meanwhile, the Nigerian government on Monday, again through the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwato, appealed that the death sentence handed down to the Nigerians should be commuted to life prison sentences.
Danjuma Sheni, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs while meeting with the ambassador in Abuja said the appeal should be granted in other not to jeopardise the “very robust and excellent relationship“ between Indonesia and Nigeria.
Mr  Purwato, in his response explained that the situation had reached a point of no return. He said that foreigners travelling to Indonesia are adequately informed in advance that trafficking in narcotics attracted the death penalty.
He also added that all the legal processes available for the convicts had been exhausted. He however promised that he would deliver the message to his government.
One of the convicts one Mr Raheem Agbaje- Salami, had already been moved to Nusakambangan Island where he will be executed soon.


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