Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Indonesia executes four Nigerians for drug trafficking

Indonesian authorities on Tuesday executed eight people, including four Nigerians, convicted for drug offenses.

The death row prisoners, whose pending execution drew condemnations around the world amid pleas for clemency, were killed by firing squad.

The execution of a ninth convict, a woman from the Philippines, was postponed at the last minute.

The Fillipino was spared after a woman accused of tricking her into carrying drug, handed herself to the police in Philippines Tuesday.

The four Nigerians included Martins Anderson, 50, who was charged with possession of heroin, and Okwudili Oyatanze, 41, also charged for smuggling heroin.

Jamiu Abashin, 50, was also executed for smuggling heroin, while Sylvester Nwolise, 42, was also executed for the same offence.

Other convicts who were executed were 34-year-old Australian, Myruan Sukumaran, 31 year-old Australian, Andrew Chan, charged for smuggling heroin, and 41 year-old Brazilian, Rodrigo Gularte, 42, who was convicted for smuggling cocaine.

Also executed was Zainal Abidin, a 50-year-old Indonesian, who was convicted for marijuana possession with intent to distribute.

Premium Times

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