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21 Nigerians On Death Row To Be Executed In Jakarta, Indonesia This Week

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21 Nigerians On Death Row To Be Executed In Jakarta, Indonesia This Week

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Feb 3rd, 2013 – 21 Jailed Nigerians On Death Row To Be Executed In Jarkata, Indonesia This Week

This week might be the end of life for 21 Jailed Nigerians who are set for execution this week in Jakarta, Indonesia. naijagists.com

According to Sunday Sunday report, Shocking revelations from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia revealed that over 21 Nigerians are facing death sentences while 31 are serving various jail terms in different prisons in that country for various offences including drug peddling.

Sunday Sun gathered that out of the 21 condemned Nigerians, two of them, Samuel Iwuchukwu Okoye and Hassan Anthony Nwaolisa, were executed on June 28, 2008, while one Augustine Ogbonna died under mysterious circumstance in prison custody in September, 2008.

However, the shocking revelation from the L.P Kembang Kuning prisons and other prisons in the country as revealed by a human rights lawyer based in Onitsha, Mr. Melly Eze showed that 10 Nigerians who were among the 21 prisoners earlier sentenced to death by the Indonesia court in 2008, would be executed this week if the threat from the prisons authority is anything to go by. Mr. Eze in the petition titled: “Shocking Revelation From Indonesia Prisons:

Execution Of 18 Nigerians Scheduled For Between June and August, 2010”, stated that there was fresh threat to execute the prisoners on death row anytime from now if no further diplomatic efforts and pressure were mounted on the Indonesian authorities.

“I have it on good and reliable authority that officials of Indonesian government who opened discussions with the Nigerian delegation are now expressing disappointment over an apparent display of lack of seriousness on the part of Nigerian government over the diplomatic move already initiated by Nigerian government officials.”

The human rights lawyer recalled that his earlier petition to the Presidency, the National Assembly and the Foreign Affairs Ministry in October, 2008 in respect of the 21 Nigerians on death row and others serving various jail terms in Indonesia attracted reactions from Senator Uche Chukwumerije who moved a motion on the floor of the Senate concerning the matter.

He said that his earlier petition had attracted the attention of the then Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, who led a high- powered delegation to Indonesia to mediate on behalf of the convicts and 50 other prisoners serving various jail terms in Indonesia.

“The Senate President, David Mark, wrote me personally promising that the issue would be addressed, just as Dabiri-Erewa granted a press interview where she assured Nigerians that the government was committed to doing everything possible to address the plight of those Nigerians.

So also did Senator Uche Chukwumerije,” he said. “Four years after the delegation to Indonesia and assurances of mediating for the troubled Nigerians, the federal government may not have taken any further steps to get reprieve for the Nigerians.

The visit of Indonesian President, Mr. Suuilo Bambang Yudhoyono to Nigeria today (Saturday) is the best opportunity for President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly to fulfill their promises to get relief for the troubled Nigerians,” the lawyer stated.

The Senate President, David Mark in a letter signed by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Agbo Ogah, dated November 7, 2008, had thanked the human rights lawyer for drawing the attention of the senate and indeed, Nigerians to the ugly situation faced by Nigerians in Indonesia and promised to do his best to that effect after referring the matter to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Senator Uche Chukwu-merije also in his letter dated November 13, 2008, also said: “In order to get a clearer picture of the ordeal of these Nigerians, I sought for first hand information via telephone text messages from some of the victims in Indonesia.

Following the Senate summon of the Minister, he led a high-powered delegation to Indonesia where the team interceded with Indonesian authority and returned with strong hope of a change of heart in Jarkata.” Meanwhile, there are fresh fears that some of the Nigerians earlier sentenced to death by the Indonesian court in 2008 may be among the 10 prisoners to be executed any moment from now as stated on the Internet.

It was also gathered that the victims were being kept in various prisons in Nusakambagan Island including L.P Kembang Kuning, L.P Batu, L. P Besi, L.P Pasir Putth, L.P Permisian, L.P Markoba, Bandung, Bali and Medan all located in the city of Jarkata.

This is sooooooo sad.

May God have mercy on their souls.

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. ayo yusuff

    February 3, 2013 at 4:19 AM

    for those on death row for drug peddling, there is nothing the federal govt can do. It will serve as lesson to others

    • Abdullahi Yusuf

      February 3, 2013 at 5:33 AM

      U are absolutely right ayo…anywhr, i wish dem d best…igbo with money.

  2. James

    February 3, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    ayo and abdullahi you might be right but in somewhat disrespectful to the region, do mind you’r comment’s to the public I advice……

  3. Izuzu E.

    February 3, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Yusuf, u must be ignorant to have mention igbos here. That three igbo names were mentioned out of many doesn’t mean your stupid thoughts.
    This is quite an opportunity to revisit the issue, there could stil be some level of innocence in the system. Presidential intervention or Pardon isn’t impossible here.

  4. Izuzu E.

    February 3, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    The very good news here is that the two Presidents have agreed on exchange of prisoners, amidst other MOU signed by them.

  5. deji

    February 3, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Let dem execute dem..don’t they know d implication b4,@james truth must be told why always igbo people

  6. ocliff

    February 3, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    21 out of 160million is inconsequential.May the lord have mercy on their soul.

  7. Ziklag

    February 3, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Laws are the wax that keeps the flames of evil burning.Love is the wind that quenches evil by destroying the condemnations of the law. When criminals don’t get the judgement they deserve, evil gradually looses its power. Implementing Gods will of love on Earth progressively eliminates evil like a candle in the wind. Love is good…Conquer evil with good.

  8. PK

    February 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    So sad for the in mates

  9. Onyebanyi

    February 3, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    ayo and abdullahi are just **** **** with respect for human life and feelings of relatives affected let alone citizens of their own countries getting executed abroad. **** *****! May God be with the Nigerians…

  10. Douye

    February 3, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Dat’s d way it alwayz is whenever Nigerians travel out of d country. Dey always get in2 trouble nd nothing will be done abt it. They always want2 show themselves werever they go… Selling drugs. Making us serious criminals in d eyes of other countries.

  11. Dan

    February 3, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    please tamper justice with mercy.Indonesian please look for a place in heart to forgive our brothers

  12. princess

    February 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Indonesia please for the sake of God nd diplomatic ties temper justice with mercy.For luv covereth multitude of sin .tnx u

  13. Marto

    February 3, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    I hope none of them is innocent, and I this this killing punishment is too harsh o

  14. adebayo ibrahim

    February 4, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    dis is were we shld no hw stupid ppl ar in dis country if dem said dem dnt want us in dere country comeback 2 ur country nd for dose who see dem here nd accept dem ar stupid cos we can do d same 4 dem here also

  15. Emy

    February 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    You can simply see every reason to divide naija and let this wrong once go so that they can fight for their brothers in a time like this….we ar not Same pple simple. if igbo igbo man dies is like nothing happen but is the same people that made things easy in this country..or must we all come to Abuja for national cake?????we must be reasonable.

  16. ifygold

    April 28, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    What are Nigerian government doing, must we seat and fold our hands like nothing happened, this is the changes we need, Bohari do something if Jonathan fails us. Bikkokwe

  17. koku

    May 12, 2015 at 6:08 AM

    *** …if Jonathan fails una ,na only Nigerians dem execute ?.bcuz u don’t know the foreign countries dat pleaded too both international amnesty… Teach urself somtin of some knowledgeable understanding not wagging ur mouth carelessly
    .

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