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Buhari Govt Fumes Over Execution Of Nigerian In Saudi



Buhari Govt Fumes Over Execution Of Nigerian In Saudi

The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the execution of a Nigerian national, Kudirat Afolabi, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for drug-related offences.

Naija News reports that the Nigerian Government condemned the act in a statement issued on Thursday, April 4 by the permanent secretary, ministry of foreign affairs, Mustapha Sulaiman.

Sulaiman said the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government would not condone inhumane treatment on its citizens.

This online news platform understands that Afolabi was a widow and mother of two.

The statement said: “While Nigeria respects the sovereignty of states, and abhors the violation of domestic laws of any country, the government, however, does not condone such inhumane treatment being meted on a Nigerian national.

“It also frowns at the Saudi authorities for not informing the Nigerian missions in Saudi Arabia of the arrest and prosecution of the deceased Nigerian, only to invite the mission to take the last will of the deceased prior to her execution on April 1.

“The ministry of foreign affairs, therefore, wishes to assure Nigerians that it has engaged the Saudi authorities through their Ambassador in Nigeria over issues related to Nigerians,” the statement read.

Sulaiman said this was to ensure that the normal diplomatic practice of informing missions of the arrests of nationals is adhered to, and that fair hearing is given to other Nigerians undergoing judicial processes in Saudi Arabia.