The Saudi Arabia authorities on Saturday, 24th August, revealed that at least 23 Nigerians are on death-row in the country for drug related offences and may execute them anytime from now.
The Nigerians were convicted for contravening the narcotic and psychotropic substances control law, which is punishable by death.
They were said to have been arrested between 2016 and 2017 at the King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah, and Prince Muhammad Bin Abdu-Aziz International Airport, Madinah.
This latest case is coming few weeks after Saudi authorities executed Kudirat Afolabi for drug trafficking and Saheed Sobade, another Nigerian, reportedly nabbed with 1,183 grams of cocaine in Jeddah.
The names of the convicted persons were given as:
Adeniyi Adebayo Zikri
Jimoh Idhola Lawal
Idris Adewuumi Adepoju
Abdul Raimi Awela Ajibola
Yusuf Makeen Ajiboye
Adam Idris Abubakar
Isa Abubakar Adam
Funmilayo Omoyemi Bishi
Amina Ajoke Alobi
Alaja Olufunke Alalaoe Abdulqadir
Fawsat Balagun Alabi
Aisha Muhammad Amira