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More Nigerians on death row in Indonesia - Reps

By The Citizen
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Following the execution of four Nigerians and four other nationals in Indonesia on drug-related crimes on Tuesday, reports have said there are more Nigerians on death row in the country.

According to the chairperson of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, there are several more Nigerians awaiting execution in Indonesia.

Dabiri-Erewa made the disclosure on Tuesday night, while speaking on a television programme in Lagos.

According to Dabiri-Erewa, she was part of a Federal Government delegation that visited Indonesia in 2008 and found that there were 21 Nigerians on death row for drug offenses.

She said that Nigeria could not stop the executions because the law in Indonesia prescribes the death penalty for drug trafficking.