Saudi Arabia Govt Releases Names of Nigerians to be Executed for Drug Trafficking

By John Okoh



What a week for Nigeria! Few days after the US authorities released the names of Nigerian suspects involved in global fraudulent activities in the country, the Saudi authorities have further blackened Nigeria’s image by revealing a list of 23 Nigerians currently on the death row in that country for drug-related offences and may executed anytime from now.

According to the Saudi authorities, the listed Nigerians were arrested at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah and Prince Muhammad bin Abdu- Aziz International Airport, Madinah having been found with the banned substances concealed in their rectums.


The names of the convicted persons were given as:


  1. Adeniyi Adebayo Zikri


  1. Tunde Ibrahim


  1. Jimoh Idhola Lawal


  1. Lolo Babatunde


  1. Sulaiman Tunde


  1. Idris Adewuumi Adepoju


  1. Abdul Raimi Awela Ajibola


  1. Yusuf Makeen Ajiboye


  1. Adam Idris Abubakar


  1. Saka Zakaria


  1. Biola Lawal


  1. Isa Abubakar Adam


  1. Ibrahim Chiroma


  1. Hafis Amosu


  1. Aliu Muhammad


  1. Funmilayo Omoyemi Bishi


  1. Mistura Yekini


  1. Amina Ajoke Alobi


  1. Kuburat Ibrahim


  1. Alaja Olufunke Alalaoe Abdulqadir


  1. Fawsat Balagun Alabi


  1. Aisha Muhammad Amira


  1. Adebayo Zakariya.


This is coming a few weeks after the Saudi authorities executed Kudirat Afolabi for drug trafficking and Saheed Sobade, another Nigerian, reportedly nabbed with 1,183 grams of cocaine powder in Jeddah.