FG summons Saudi ambassador over execution of Nigerian woman

FG summons Saudi ambassador over execution of Nigerian woman

The Saudi Arabia ambassador to Nigeria, Adnan Bostaji, has been summoned over the execution of a Nigerian woman in the country on Monday, April 1.

There has been public outcry over the execution, which brings to a total number of 53 persons executed so far for such offences in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of 2019, The Sun reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the Nigerian woman was executed alongside two Pakistani men and a Yemeni man on Monday, April 1, for drug trafficking.

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Recall that the chairman of the National Disapora Commission, Abike Dabiri, said eight Nigerians have were executed by the Saudi Arabian government over drug-related offences.

Dabiri revealed this on Tuesday, April 2 at the State House while also speaking about the execution of a Nigerian woman in the same country for drug trafficking.

Dabiri lamented the execution of the Nigerian woman which took place on Monday, April 1.

She also revealed that 20 other Nigerians were on death row in Saudi Arabia awaiting execution over drug offence.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government condemned the action of five Nigerians arrested for alleged robbery of Dh 2.3 million Dinars in Sharjah area of Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE).

The senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said this in a statement by her media aide Abdur-Rahman Balogun on Tuesday, April 2, in Abuja.

The five Nigerians had on Sunday allegedly stormed a money exchange centre in Sharjah and fled with 2.3 million Dinars before they were arrested by the Dubai police.

The five suspects who were on visitors visas to Dubai include Chimuanya Ozoh, Benjamin Ajah, Kingsley Ngoka, Tochukwu Alisi and Chile Ndunagu.

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The presidential aide said the action of the five Nigerians was condemnable. She described the action of the suspects as despicable and shameful as it is not in accordance with good character of Nigerians.

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Source: Legit.ng

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