Revealed: 23 Nigerians On Death Row In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is defending its legal system following the controversy that trailed the beheading of a Nigerian woman, Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi, for drug trafficking.

No fewer than 23 Nigerians are on the death row in the kingdom.

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Amb. Adnan Mahmod Bostaji, yesterday said sentences are only carried out after the evidence has been established.

He described the legal system as transparent, adding that it works on fairness and justice.


He also said about 1.5million Nigerians live in Saudi Arabia unmolested.

Bostaji pleaded with the authorities at all Nigerian airports to implement procedures that will prevent drug smuggling.

The Nation has stumbled on a document listing 23 more Nigerians on the death row in Saudi Arabia.

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