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More knocks for killing of 2 drug offenders in Indonesia

22 January 2015, 20:28

Lagos - As more Nigerians condemn the execution of two Nigerian in Indonesia for drug offences, some lawyers and human rights activists on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with it, saying it called for concern.

Nigerians were on January 17, executed in Indonesia, over alleged drug trafficking, while 12 more are reported to be on death row.

The Federal Government had registered its disapproval over the killing and appealed to the Indonesian authorities to exercise clemency for other 12 Nigerians on the death row in that country.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs had on Sunday in Abuja summoned the Indonesian Ambassador to register Nigeria’s protest over the execution of the two Nigerians by firing squad.

Also read: Government seeks clemency for 12 sentenced Nigerians in Indonesia

The Nigerians executed in spite of appeals by the Federal Government are Solomon Okafor (Alias Namaona Denils) and Daniels Enemuo (Alias Diarrassoube Mamadou).

A Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, described the situation as unfortunate.

He attributed the situation to the level of unemployment of the youth which he argued had led to frustration and the desire by these individuals to take a short cut to success.

Adegboruwa urged government, to tender a plea for mercy to the Indonesia government on behalf of others on death row so that they could serve their sentences in Nigeria.



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