23 Nigerians To Be Executed In Saudi Arabia For Drug Peddling

Not less than 23 Nigerians are on death roll in Saudi Arabia to be executed over drug-related offences.

The Saudi Arabian Government made his known in a statement on Saturday, adding that the suspects were arrested between 2016 and 2017 at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah, and Prince Muhammad Bin Abdu-Aziz International Airport, Madinah.

According to the statement, the suspects concealed the substance said to be hard drugs in their rectum.

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The offence, the Saudi Government says it contravenes its narcotic and psychotropic substances rules, and is punishable by death.

Recently Kudirat Afolabi, a Nigerian woman was executed in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking, and Saheed Sobade, another Nigerian, who authorities say was caught with 1,183 grams of cocaine in Jeddah.