Saudi Arabia executes 8 Nigerians, 20 others on death row

Discussion in 'Africa' started by Disir, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Disir
    Offline

    Disir Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    19,641
    Thanks Received:
    3,070
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +10,038
    A Nigerian woman has been executed alongside 3 others in Saudi Araba for drug trafficking.

    The Federal Government on Tuesday faulted the execution of a Nigerian woman on Monday by Saudi Arabia authorities for alleged drug related offenses.

    The Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry said that two Pakistani men, a Yemeni man and a Nigerian woman were executed on Monday for drug trafficking, bringing to 53 the number of people put to death this year alone.

    The Nigerian government described the news of the execution as pathetic, tragic and sad, stressing some airlines have been working with drug syndicates to put such drugs in the bags of unsuspecting passengers.

    The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, while speaking with State House correspondents, noted that the woman executed is the eighth Nigerian to be executed in Saudi Arabia for drug related offenses in the last three years.

    According to her, there are 20 more on death row for the same offense while 12 have been sentenced for various jail terms in the country.

    She said it has been established that there are cases of airlines working hand-in hand with syndicates to put those drugs in the bags of unsuspecting pilgrims.

    She said: “So we have had cases where truly they didn’t commit the offence. We have appealed to the Saudi Authorities to make the trials fair, open and ensure that justice is done.

    “Even if you are going to die, you will know that you die for an offence you committed.
    Saudi Arabia executes Nigerian woman over drug trafficking, 20 more Nigerians on death row

    They didn't know? The airlines could have been complicit for those 2 years. I don't remember coming across that. Doen't mean that it didn't happen.
     
  2. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    50,879
    Thanks Received:
    8,053
    Trophy Points:
    2,060
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +34,804
    Saudi Arabia is hard core when it comes to dealing with criminals.

    If our country would follow their example, U.S. crime rates would go way down. ... :cool:
     
  3. sparky
    Offline

    sparky Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    11,320
    Thanks Received:
    1,122
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    paradise
    Ratings:
    +5,206
    Sure, dust off your sword,and apply at the DOD, they'd LOVE you

    ~S~
     
    • Funny and Agree!! Funny and Agree!! x 1
  4. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    50,879
    Thanks Received:
    8,053
    Trophy Points:
    2,060
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +34,804
    Personally, I don't care which method is used; sword, hanging, lethal injection, guillotine, gas chamber, or firing squad.

    But warehousing criminals for several decades, or even life sentences, at the cost of $50,000 per year per inmate, is economic insanity. ... :cool:
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
  5. Disir
    Offline

    Disir Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    19,641
    Thanks Received:
    3,070
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +10,038
    Who the heck wakes up and decides it's a great day to engage in drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia? Some people's bucket lists........
     
    • Funny and Agree!! Funny and Agree!! x 1
  6. pismoe
    Online

    pismoe Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    Messages:
    34,980
    Thanks Received:
    3,590
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +15,805
    --------------------------------- might happen one day , millenials and their kids won't like it . Already in 'minnesoata' some sharia advocates frpm 'somalia' elected a 'somali' or 2 'sharia' advocates to Congress Sunni .
     
  7. Litwin
    Offline

    Litwin Silver Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2017
    Messages:
    4,581
    Thanks Received:
    248
    Trophy Points:
    95
    Location:
    GDL&Sweden
    Ratings:
    +1,010
    poor , very poor, Nigeria is badly overpopulated
     
  8. sparky
    Offline

    sparky Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    11,320
    Thanks Received:
    1,122
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    paradise
    Ratings:
    +5,206

    ~S~
     
    • Funny and Agree!! Funny and Agree!! x 1

Share This Page