Another Nigerian has been captured in Jeddah air terminal, Saudi Arabia for supposedly sneaking about 1,138g of cocaine, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Friday.
Dabiri-Erewa in a meeting with newsmen in Abuja communicated frustration this was coming not long after a Nigerian woman was executed in a similar nation for a related offense.
“Interestingly, amidst speaking of around 20 Nigerians on death roll, even as eight had been executed, just yesterday another Nigerian, Wahid Somade, was captured at Jeddah airplane terminal with about I,138g of cocaine
The most recent one would be added to those that could be executed.
“We hold speaking to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to guarantee preliminary is reasonable,” Dabiri-Erewa said.
On the execution of a Nigerian for medication related offenses on Monday, the presidential helper spoke to Nigerians to comply with the laws of nations they go.
Subsequent to advising her family, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs authoritatively discharged the name of the woman that was executed in Saudi Arabia a couple of days back and her name is Kudirat Afolabi, a widow and a mother of two.
“We pay our sympathy to the family and continue asking Nigerians to comply with the laws of different nations and Saudi has answered us formally, saying their law is their law.
“Be that as it may, conciliatory commitment will proceed at the most abnormal amount.
It doesn’t make a difference where you originate from, you hold a green international ID. Try not to give a couple of individuals a chance to malign all of us,” she said.
Dabiri-Erewa, be that as it may, worried on the need to praise the examples of overcoming adversity of Nigerians in the diaspora.
“We have Nigerians doing incredible things everywhere throughout the world; we are going to concentrate on them,” she said.
Dabiri-Erewa additionally approached deliberate endeavors on necessary things distinguishing proof at air terminals just as greater security reconnaissance and cameras at screening focuses at the air terminals.
Then, an announcement from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Abuja elucidated that all legitimate and legal methods were pursued with respect to the blamed individual.
The international safe haven expressed that capital punishment is just done after all verifications and legitimate proof have been depleted with respect to the charged.
Explicitly on Afolabi, the Saudi Embassy reaffirmed that all legitimate and legal methods were pursued with respect to the charged individual and she was agreed each lawful just before capital punishment was done on her.
“Capital punishment is just completed in the Kingdom after all verifications and legitimate proof have been depleted with respect to the denounced, and the procedure experiences different lawful stages until the charges against the kept people have been demonstrated past sensible uncertainty.
“Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs was dependably in conference with outside international safe havens and departments in the kingdom and encouraged visits from nationals of prisoners,” the announcement read to a limited extent.
The consulate likewise emphasized that the punishment for medication dealing is capital punishment and connected on all people sentenced with no special cases.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not disregard the implementation of punishments as far as issues of medication dealing and is resolved to apply the law on any individual against whom proof is set up so as to battle tranquilize dealing and shield its residents from this perilous threat.”