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Indonesia executes four Nigerians for drug convictions

29 April 2015, 11:32

Abuja - Indonesian authorities on Tuesday executed four Nigerians and four others for drug-related offences, Punch reports.

The death row prisoners, whose pending execution drew condemnations around the world amid pleas for clemency, were killed by firing squad.

The execution of a ninth convict, a woman from the Philippines, was postponed at the last minute.

Also read: Indonesia confirms 8 executions for drug smuggling

The Fillipino was spared after a woman accused of tricking her into carrying drug, handed herself to the police in Philippines Tuesday.

The four Nigerians included Martins Anderson, 50, who was charged with possession of heroin, and Okwudili Oyatanze, 41, also charged for smuggling heroin.

Jamiu Abashin, 50, was also executed for smuggling heroin, while Sylvester Nwolise, 42, was also executed for the same offence.

Other convicts who were executed were 34-year-old Australian, Myruan Sukumaran, 31 year-old Australian, Andrew Chan, charged for smuggling heroin, and 41 year-old Brazilian, Rodrigo Gularte, 42, who was convicted for smuggling cocaine.

Read more at Punch

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