20 Jan 2015

12 more Nigerians on death row in Indonesia; ...Federal Govt seeks clemency

The Federal Government, yesterday, appealed to the Indonesian government to show clemency for 12 Nigerians convicted of drug crimes in that country.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Danjuma Sheni, told newsmen after an audience with the acting Indonesian Ambassador, Eko Indiarto, who was invited for discussions.

Two Nigerians, namely: Solomon Okafor and Daniels Enemuo, were executed by firing squad for drug crimes, while 12 others are currently on death row.
“Every country determines for herself the kind of action it takes. In the case of Nigerians and as you have just seen, we have protested very vehemently the execution and we are still looking at other options. That (recalling ambassador) may be along the line, but we are looking at other options.

“I have just appealed to the government and people of Indonesia to show some clemency as we move forward with regards to the 12 other Nigerians still on death row in that country. We hope at the end of the day, there will be some form of clemency for our people.”
Credit: Vanguard


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