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Indonesia Set to Execute Drug Trafficking Convicts, Including 4 Nigerians

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A foreign embassy official on Friday in Jakarta, said on condition of anonymity that Indonesia has concluded arrangements to execute several foreign drug convicts on Saturday, including four Nigerians.

The official said some diplomats of the countries of the affected convicts have been requested to travel to Nusakambangan, the prison island off Java where the inmates are to be executed.

A government official also said on condition of anonymity that authorities have ordered preparations for the execution of 10 death-row inmates, including two Australians that have been the subject of a high-profile campaign for clemency.

Tony Spontana, spokesman for the Attorney General’s office, confirmed that a letter, issued on Thursday by a deputy attorney general, told prosecutors to “prepare for and carry out the executions.”

He said the other drug inmates facing execution are four from Nigeria, and one each from Indonesia, the Philippines and Brazil.

Meanwhile, the European Union has criticised Indonesia’s plans to execute the convicts, saying the death penalty was not a solution to the country’s growing drug problem.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

8 Comments

  1. Naijababeii

    April 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    when u ppl know their drug law una still dey do ma, who look for trouble go see result na. RIP TO DEM ALL

  2. Cynthia

    April 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    What do they do with their bodies? Send them to their families?

  3. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN USA

    April 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. Let this be a lesson to others not to trouble, trouble until trouble, troubles them. In other words, don’t play with fire, because if you do. Fire will burn you. The more you know, a word is enough for the wise. I ‘ m just saying.

    • Oluwaseun NIGERIA

      April 24, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      Why do you add USA to your name? Is that a trending title? #confused

  4. beast

    April 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    don’t expect to go near fire and not sweat.
    hope ‘ambitious’ folks learn from this.
    see you guys in heaven

  5. eghie akhigbe

    April 25, 2015 at 7:21 am

    As much as i do not support the indonesian government on the execution, it is about time, we told ourselves the truth. There are a lot of Nigerians doing all sorts of terrible things in indonesia, This ain’t here says.. i have been on ground and seen some of these guys do all sorts of nasty things abroad, and now they are getting executed. we all know the nigerian government wont do anything about it. sad!!!!

  6. tony atlanta

    April 25, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    My people are learning from the past

  7. James

    April 26, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    The tale is really bad. Some might be innocent but the truth remains that some of them knows what they are getting into but due to frustration, hardship in a foreign land were no one cares about them, they will decides to take a final risk only to be caught.

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