Nigeria fumes after Indonesia executes two Nigerians for drug offences

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, on Sunday in Abuja summoned the Indonesian
Ambassador to register Nigeria’s protest over the execution, by firing squad, of two Nigerians.

A statement issued by the ministry’s Director of Public Communication, Ogbole Amedu-Ode, said the executed Nigerians are Solomon Okafor (Alias Namaona Denils) and Daniels Enemuo (Alias Diarrassoube Mamadou) by the Indonesian government.

It said the Nigerians were executed for drug offences at the Island of Nusakambangu in Cilacap, Central Java Province, in spite of appeals by the Federal Government.

“The executions were carried out despite persistent pleas for clemency made by the federal government, including the National Assembly.

“The executions had taken place against the grain of the excellent relations that subsist between Nigeria and Indonesia.

“Thus, the foreign minister has summoned the Indonesian Ambassador to register Nigeria’s protest.

It strongly appealed to the Indonesian authorities to exercise clemency for other 12 Nigerians on the death row in that country.

According to it, also executed with them were two women, one each from Indonesia and Vietnam, two Brazilians, and one Dutch national.

The statement said the federal government had expressed sympathy and condolences to the families of the deceased.

It also appealed to Nigerians to desist from drug trafficking which attracted capital punishment in Indonesia and in many other countries.

It said it would continue to engage the Indonesian authorities to negotiate and conclude a Prisoner Transfer Agreement.

The statement said the agreement might enable other convicted Nigerians to return home to serve their prison terms.

Indonesia, like Nigeria, is yet to abolish the death penalty although drug offences do not carry capital punishment in Nigeria.

(NAN)


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  • adekenny

    Why did the government pleaded on them? They know well that traffickings drug in that country is punishable offence! Still they carry it! Indonesia is not Nigeria! It’s a lesson for other!

  • balyz

    and what ethnic group do they hail from?

  • BlackieUmukoro

    They are only emulating what Buhari did to his own people before. So the fume is misplaced because unfortunate Nigerians in the SW are now celebrating the man who executed their innocent brothers by firing sqad

    • Ade

      I dey laff o. The questions are simple- did they traffic the drugs? Why did they traffic the drugs?

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Ask them, when you visit the morgue
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Abate Dokpu

          Sister Blackie, are you sure they are still in the morgue? Why not direct Ade to the cemetery?

          • BlackieUmukoro

            When he meets them in hell, jare
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

    • Stomach Infrastructure

      That is your business. Just stop doing drugs in Asia. Simple!

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Was my observation wrong?
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

    • Abate Dokpu

      Innocent? Sister Blackie, I’m hearing that for the first time. The punishment may have been harsh and retroactive but I have never heard that those people were innocent.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Innocent to the extent that at the time the alleged office was committed, there was no LAW Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • igbiki

    That is what is called deterrence and a lesson to would be get rich quick mago mago people not Nigeria where anything goes and there is impunity.

    If you do not have any Business with water, you do not get drowned

  • Kenechukwu

    Igbo criminals, forever giving Nigeria bad name. They never engage in anything positive apart from crime such as 419, drugs, armed robbery, kidnapping, rituals, prostitution, fake drugs etc A very negative tribe, may God protect us from this evil Igbo people.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      You are Yoruba ! And the three executed by Buhari were Yoruba….Yoruba introduced drug trafficking to Nigeria in the 1970s !

      • Abate Dokpu

        Please let us stop this tribal nonsense. All tribes have good and bad people.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Fair enough but I did not start it .

        • Kenechukwu

          The truth needs to be told and we cant pretend or allow them to keep denting our image everyday. They are never positive but pure bred criminals. No matter how successful they become, they would have commited one crime or the other along the line.

    • longben

      And boko haram is giving Nigeria a good name abi? What about the 12 million almajiris running around the north with begging bowls? What about the millions of under-aged girls battling VVF in the north? What about the north contributing 0percent to the national treasury? What about polio And leprosy? What about the millions of beggars of northern extradition running around our highways and places of worships begging for alms from both foreigners and locals alike? Should i go on? “Giving Nigeria a bad name” indeed!! Being yoked with people like you is what is giving Nigeria a bad name and not a few hundred idiots looking to make a quick buck.

      • Kenechukwu

        At least they are not criminals like 99.9% of your tribe, and they are not executed in other countries. They dont commit the worst vices such as 419, drugs, armed robbery, kidnapping, rituals, prostitution, fake drugs your people are know for. Another product of baby factory the crime commited by only the desperate igbos globally. I hail una.

  • AboubakarAlahmad

    The better Nigeria cuts relations with the Indonesian authorities.Tafidan Dogon Daji.

    • Dan Arewa

      Then you must be living in the DAJI.

  • Nasiru Muhammad

    Chaaai!! Crime is another name for Igbo man. Nigeria will ever remains better without Igbos. Drugs, 419, babies factories and all kind of hoodwinking.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      ….Terrorism is the worst form of international criminality and it is synonymous with your likes.

      • Dan Arewa

        ….and that is why I believe Azubuike Ihejirika (an Igbo man) should be arrested and spend the rest of his life within the four walls of a prison cell along with Shekau and Sherif for financing the very terrorism you are talking about.

  • tyson

    WHAT IS THE MoFA FUMING FOR——LET HIM GO ASK BUHARI—WHAT HE DID AS HEAD OF STATE–RUBBISH————-THE MAN HAS NO SENSE OF HISTORY————-

    (Thirty years ago, he faced the cruel and ignominious fate of being tied to the stake and a hail of bullets from marksmen ended his precious life. That person was Bartholomew Owoh (26) who alongside others, Bernard Ogedengbe (29) and Lawal Ojuolape (30), were executed by firing squad after being arrested and tried for drug trafficking. The case of Bartholomew Owoh, the youngest of them all, was particularly tragic. At the time of his arrest, the crime did not carry capital forfeiture -the punishment was six months imprisonment. But Decree No. 20 was hurriedly promulgated and back-dated by one whole year to take effect from when he and others committed the crime and on the basis of that they were all tried, found guilty and executed by firing squad. Someone recently asked me if this actually happened and I said, “read the records of history against Buhari’s name”.
    The man responsible for that “judicial murder and crime against humanity” is today the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, who has shown no remorse, no regret and has tendered no apology for his actions. Furthermore, he has sought no remission or restitution for that act of pure evil. He is the same man being daily burnished in the media by revisionists as the new face of “change.”

    I sometimes wonder how he has been able to sleep, eat and wake up every morning for the past 30 years knowing that his hands are stained with the blood of these young men.) THAT IS CERTIFICATELESS BUHARI FOR U–THE MAN WHO CLAIMS TO WANT TO CHANGE 9JA WITHOUT A SINGLE CERTIFICATE-NOW WITH A DRUG CONVICT TINUBU—-AFTER HE HAD EXECUTED 3 NIGERIAN DRUG OFFENDERS–

    • Abate Dokpu

      While I am against retroactive penal legislations, we need to remember that the law under which the drug peddlers were executed was legal at the time. It was passed by the Supreme Military Council and not just GMB alone. Remember it was a military regime and there was no constitution to test the validity of our laws against. These are some of the reasons why people oppose and condemn military governments today. Having said that, people need to think about the consequences of their actions on the larger society. Drugs destroy lives. Please let us desist from such things. This money money money money syndrome should change.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Let this serve as an eye opener. the days of the “successful drug merchant” are well behind . MY IGBO PEOPLE,PLEASE THIS ILLICIT TRADE DOES NOT PAY………STOP IT….STOP IT NOW !!

  • Yusuf

    When death of over 2000 innocent Nigerians is not worth national attention I wonder why legal execution of drug barons will mean a thing. Diplomatic sermon of this nature are meant for countries that hold their nationals at high esteem and their lives sacred, not for this kind of administration that have lost all sensibility, common sense and morality

  • Guguru

    Why is Nigeria demanding that Indonesia become a lawless nation? Jonathan wants to corrupt Indonesia with being a lawless nation.

    Indonesia should laugh and jeer at the Nigerian government because the Nigerian government did nothing to save over 13,000 Nigerian lives lost in Nigeria to Boko Haram.

    By the way, the south-west PDP Chairman, Mr Baruju, is wanted in the USA for alleged drug trafficking. Any surprise about the reaction of the Nigerian government to Indonesia?

    • Dan Arewa

      You are right gugguru. I now understand why Nigerian authorities are worried about the killings. It was Kahsamo’s brothers that were executed.

  • Thecreed

    Can someone tell the PDP administration that the best way to reduce crime is by developing the country. Since they have consistently failed to do so, crime rate will continue to soar. The solution is to vote out anything PDP at all levels of government. Come Feb. 14th! Power must change hands!!

    • Bitter truth

      What are then saying. These people refused to heed the warnings and they are taking big risk to smuggle drugs to others countries. There can be no excuse good enough. May be this will serve as a deterrent to others. I don’t pity them.

  • Dan Arewa

    I wonder why should Indonesian government listen to Nigerian authorities. Nigerians a being killed by Boko Haram on daily basis without authorities doing anything serious to save the situation, I see no reason Indonesian government should even listen to these Walis. Present administration have no respect to the lives of Nigerians living within its boundaries as such, they have no real concern on what happened to its citizens outside its boarders.

  • BUSHMAN

    FEMI FANI KAYODE,IN YOUR OWN INTEREST KINDLY STAY AWAY FROM INDONESIA DUE TO YOUR DRUG ADDICTION.

  • Bitter truth

    I want to use this to plead and passionately beg Nigerians who are bent on making quick money through drugs business PLEASE THINK TWICE, PLEASE STOP. PLEASE AND PLEASE. Every country is not like Nigeria where you can settled and bribe your way through. Please, Biko, STOP NOW.