Names of 23 Nigerians on death row in Saudi Arabia

Twenty-three Nigerians are on the death row in Saudi Arabia. They may be beheaded any time from now. The names of various people serving jail terms are released and given below. However, the names of 23 Nigerians ready to be executed may not be named for diplomatic reasons.

Mystatenews gathered the names of Nigerians serving various jail terms in Saudi Arabia. They are:

  • Halimat Oyebanjo Oyaya 10yrs
  • Sherifat Shawni 4 yrs
  • Limata Ahmad 10yrs
  • Halimat Isah 5yrs
  • Olubunmi Adejarani Olaniyan 10yrs
  • Omobolanle Funke 15yrs
  • Nuratu Bolanle Yusuf 15yrs
  • Maryam Ibrahim Tanko 7yrs
  • Rahma Abdulkarim 20yrs
  • Nuratu Yusuf Abike 20yrs
  • Bolaji Kehinde 10yrs
  • Yasirat Abolanle Salau – awaiting trial 

The 23 death row inmates could not be named for “diplomatic and sensitivity” reasons. Unless President Muhammadu Buhari intervenes, the death toll could be higher, a source said.

The “late” response of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to a memo from the Nigerian Consul-General, Amb. M. S. Yunusa is believed to have contributed to the execution of a Nigerian woman, Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi about two weeks ago.


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