Nigeria Speaks On Execution Of Citizen Kudirat Afolabi By Saudi Arabia

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Nigeria Speaks On Execution Of Citizen Kudirat Afolabi By Saudi Arabia The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has refuted report that it ignored the call to intervene in Saudi Arabia’s execution of Mrs Kudirat Afolabi, a Nigerian woman caught for drug trafficking, PM Newspaper reports. The Spokesperson of the ministry, Sarah Sanda, was quoted by the Newspaper as saying in Abuja that the report was a complete falsehood. Her Words: “The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to a tendentious, mischievous and libelous article over the matter “It alleged that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the minister were somehow responsible for the death of a Nigerian lady, Ms Afolabi, executed in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking, by not reacting immediately to letters addressed to the minister by the former Consul General, informing of the imminent execution of the lady in question.” The attention of the ministry was drawn to what she described as a tendentious, mischievous and libelous article alleging that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the minister were responsible for the death of Afolabi. “This is preposterous and a complete falsehood. Clearly those behind the article who have deliberately distorted the facts have an agenda,” she said. The report which quoted extensively from a letter written by the said Consul General did not state that the lady in question, Ms Afolabi was about to be executed. The letter rather states, “peddling of drugs into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…..is punishable with death penalty. ”Unfortunately, between 2016-2017 the underlisted Nigerians were arrested……for smuggling narcotic drugs concealed in their rectums. “They have since been sentenced to death and the sentences had already been carried out on some of them,” he said. She said the report then listed 24 Nigerians on death row or executed, including Ms Afolabi. The truth of the matter is that a letter from former Consul General was received on Feb. 19 raising an alarm over the criminal acts at certain Nigerian airports. “The letter said officials at those airports allegedly smuggled drugs to Saudi Arabia by checking in bags using the details of unsuspecting passengers. “Immediate action was taken by the Minister by reaching out to the relevant Nigerian authorities,” she said. “Over the last three years, the Minister and our Embassy in Saudi Arabia have relentlessly engaged the Saudi Government orally and in writing on the need to commute the death sentences of Nigerians on death row. READ ALSO! More Nigerians Now Living In Extreme Poverty — International Labour Congress READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says READ ALSO! Buhari Reacts To Boko Haram’s Threat To Kill Leah Sharibu READ ALSO! More Nigerians Getting Killed, Getting Poorer, Hungrier Under Buhari’s Incompetent Regime — PDP READ ALSO! More Nigerians Have Been Murdered In Attacks Since January More Than Entire 2017 — Amnesty International READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says READ ALSO! More Nigerians Travelling Out Due To Economic Hardship, Over 500,000 Since 2016 READ ALSO! The Smart CEO: Top 5 Websites To Get Cheap Domain Name Registration READ ALSO! More Nigerians In Kano, Katsina Now Using Hard Drugs — Group Says READ ALSO! More Nigerians Dying Hourly From Tuberculosis, 18 Every Hour — WHO]]>