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8 more Nigerians to face execution in Indonesia

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a8 more Nigerians are reportedly waiting to be executed in Indonesia. This is according to the United Nigerians in Diaspora, a group of Nigerians living outside the country.

The group at a press conference in Lagos yesterday May 5th, gave the names of Nigerians waiting to be executed as Michael Titus Igwe, Kingsley Okonkwo, Uchenna Onyewuru, Eugene Ape, Hunphery Ejike, Obinna Nwajiagu, Benjamin Onuoha and Ikenna Abanukwu.

Chairman of the group, Mr Pascal Okolie while briefing newsmen, said Nigerians should rally round with other world leaders to stop the expected executions.

“Considering that the next batch of execution will take place in no distant time in Indonesia, we urge the good people of Nigeria and our government to rise up with the entire world to stop further executions of Nigerians. Enough of the killings. Nigeria should leverage on the strong bilateral relationship it has with Indonesia and negotiate to stop the execution of the eight waiting to be killed. In as much as we totally condemn drug trafficking and wish to sensitize intending traffickers on the consequences that awaits offenders, we also condemn capital punishment especially since it has not been able to quell the issue of drug trafficking in Indonesia.” he said

Mr Okolie said most of the Nigerians that have been jailed in Indonesia were not given fair hearing due to language barrier which made it difficult for them to prove their innocence. He accused the Nigerian embassy in Indonesia of neglecting her citizens in Indonesia

“Most times Nigerians are thrown into prisons for more than four months without anyone knowing about it. They are tortured and some even die in the process. The way a country treats her citizens, is a reflection of how the citizens will be treated in foreign lands. Therefore, we feel it is high time our government rose to the occasion to ameliorate the plight of its citizens. We expected our government to show concern just like other countries whose nationals were involved. The way a government treats its citizens, is a reflection of how the citizens are likely to be treated in foreign lands. Therefore, we feel it is high time our government rose to the occasion to ameliorate the plights of its citizens no matter the circumstance. We use this opportunity to appeal to the youth, to beware of the kind of friendships they keep as well as activities they engage themselves. One of the reasons there are many young Nigerians in prisons in different countries of the world today, is due to get rich quick syndrome, fast track. But in the end, they lose everything including their lives.”he said


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9 Comments
  • Abdulkadir Ibrahim

    Na who send dem…..? That is the Enabling Law guiding the Indonesian Drug related offences. You an;t change or stop it. That will the fate of Drug traffickers!

  • Julie Watt

    No one deserves the death penalty
    The
    death penalty is final, it cannot be reversed
    The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights
    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/Introduction.aspx
    The
    death penalty puts innocent lives at risk

  • Allan..hb

    I agree that no death penalty should be given but throw these guys in prison for life with no payroll. nigerians are mostly behind all the un suspcted drug mules like Mry Jane, the lady in malyasia..the other one in Thailing. They run all thier scamms 419 and they do not care if people get hurt or die.. they are bottom feeders…I am prettys sure these guys are not innocent. I have seen these guys in every country I worked in.. There government doesnt care about them for a reason. Dont kill them but dont let them out.. they will never leard

  • ade

    You need to see what drugs do to people, then you will appreciate the seriousness of this crime. Drugs “steal” your life away.

  • Get it Right the first time

    Igbo Okoro i think it is time that the Ibos should have a rethink on what Value is in Life in order to prevent their Race being
    obliterated due to Love of Money. The IBo leaders should have a rethink

  • Austin_77478

    Nigerians of Igbo extraction, what’s going on? The Igbo leaders should try to put a stop to this lugubrious acts.

  • Geezer Bwoi

    Funny how myopic our thoughts can be ‘Drug….Igbo extraction’ “Rituals……Yoruba extraction’………”Maiming & bombing….Hausa extraction”. The list goes on with all ethnic groups specializing in what different sad reminders of our desperate bid to stay afloat in Nigeria. @austin77478:disqus you need to see beyond all of this to truly reflect your “Nigerianess.”……Cheers!!

  • Paul Audu

    I stand to be corrected no any national of any powerful country( eg. US, UK, France and even Australia) has ever escaped execution in Indonesia because of drug trafficking. It is baseless for Nigeria to campaign for the release of her citizens condemned for drug peddling in Indonesia. The right thing to do is to amend our ways, period!

  • IRON EDEKO

    I have many Ibo friends. I think the government in Ibo states, Ibo families and schools should look for a way to teach their citizens that making money shouldn’t be a ‘doe or die’ affair. Here in Arkansas, there is a black church. The pastor is from Imo State. The assistant pastor is from Anambra state. These two people began to fight over the church all because of money. An Iboman once tried to convince me to dupe my own American Wife who loves and trusts me. The truth is like the rain. He that can’t see it can feel it.

    I learnt that most black people in Indonesia are harrassed daily by the police who believe that they could be Ibos, and consequently, with drugs. The truth is like the rain. He that can’t see it can feel it. Of course, not all Ibos are dealers. Some Ibos are giving all the Ibos bad names. This is not the time to follow the principle of who is right. We should follow and embrace the principle of what is right.

    Just check youtube and find out which people from Africa are jailed for drug-related crimes. Most of them are from Nigeria.
    Check out for those who are ‘possessed’ by demons, as most pastors say. Check out about the prayers for deliverance.
    Nearly all the ‘possessed’ people, as seen on youtube, are Africans. I just begin to wonder if black people are created by another God. The truth is like the rain. He that can’t see it can feel it.