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Nine foreign drug convicts are set to be executed in Indonesia after losing all appeals for clemency. According to an Indonesian foreign Affairs official, the convicted foreigners will be taken to Nusakambangan, the prison island off Java where they are to be executed.
Those to be executed also include 2 Australians, one Philippino, one Brazilian and one Indonesian.
Here are brief profiles of the Nigerians among them.
Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise
49-year-old Nwolise was found guilty in September 2004 of trafficking 1.18 kilos of heroin through Sukarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta in 2002.
His clemency appeal was rejected in February this year.
The previous month, Indonesia’s national narcotics body said he was running a drugs ring in jail, according to Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Oyatanze, 45, was sentenced to death for trafficking heroin, also through Sukarno-Hatta airport in 2001. His clemency appeal was rejected earlier this year.
Raheem Agbaje Salami
The NDLEA said Salami appears to be Nigerian but holds a Spanish passport and is thought to be also known by the name Jamiu Owolabi Abashin.
He entered Indonesia using a Spanish passport under the name Raheem Agbaje Salami.
He was caught with five kilos of heroin inside a suitcase at the airport in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, on September 2, 1998 and was sentenced to life imprisonment the following year.
That was reduced by the high court to 20 years but he was later given the death sentence by the Supreme Court.
There is some confusion about Anderson’s nationality. He was only recently identified by Indonesian authorities as Nigerian after earlier identifying him to be from Ghana,
A spokesman for Indonesia’s attorney-general said he is Nigerian but Nigeria’s NDLEA said he is a Ghanaian citizen who was born in London in 1964.
He was arrested in Jakarta in 2003 and sentenced to death.
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April 25, 2015 at 7:28 am
Very unfortunate! Done deal, this Asians no send. Will others learn, and will our government ever do enough to build the capacity of Nigerians to live life more meaningfully?
April 25, 2015 at 8:28 am
can’t they do something better than trafficking drugs?
April 25, 2015 at 8:37 am
Its just unfortunate to be hearing this..
Chukwuka Anni Thomas Agubamah
April 27, 2015 at 2:26 pm
it is indeed sad to lose lives of dear ones but come to think of it, why peddle death-dealing heroine nd cocaine as a route to quick but dirty money?