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FG Dismisses Report Of Execution Of Nigerians In Saudi

The Federal Government has dismissed reports
that 23 Nigerians convicted for drug offences in
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had been executed.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was in
contact with the Nigerian Mission in Saudi Arabia
“and it has been confirmed that the story is false
and should be disregarded.”
The media had been awash with the names of the
convicts awaiting execution in various Saudi
prisons for drug offences.
But the ministry spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye,
explained in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday,
that the MFA was investigating claims that most
of the trials were carried out without adequate
legal representation for the accused, in
accordance with internationally accepted legal
principles.
It said, “Furthermore, the Nigerian Mission was
not informed of the arrests and trials. The Federal
Government is, therefore, engaging the Saudi
authorities through diplomatic channels with a
view to finding a just solution.”

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