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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

12 More Nigerians on Death Row in Indonesia After 2 Executions


Two days after two Nigerian convicted drug traffickers were executed, it's revealed that 12 more are currently on death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking offenses.

Revealing this to news men in Abuja yesterday January 19th, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign affairs, Amb. Danjuma Sheni, said the Federal government has appealed to the government of Indonesia to show clemency to the 12 Nigerians who are on death roll so they will not be executed like the two Nigerians Daniel Emenuo and Okafor Solomon, who were executed last Sunday January 18th in the country for drug trafficking.

The Permanent secretary spoke to newsmen after a meeting with the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Eko Indiarto, yesterday in Abuja to protest the execution of the Nigerians even after much plea made by President Jonathan and the National assembly

“Every country determines for itself the kind of action it takes. In the case of Nigerians and as you have just seen, we have protested very vehemently the execution and we are still looking at other options. That (recalling Ambassador) may be along the line, but we are looking at other options. I have just appealed to the government and people of Indonesia to show some clemency as we move forward with regards to the 12 other Nigerians still on death row in that country. We hope at the end of the day, there will be some form of clemency for our people and we do not hope, as of now, that it will have any significant impact on our relationship.” he said

Amb. Sheni said the Federal government is in talks with the Indonesian government to agree on a Prisoner Transfer Agreement so that those on Death row would be sent back to Nigeria to serve their prison time
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