In Indonesia Nigerian, 6 others to be executed for drug trafficking

The condemned foreigners include two Australian leaders of the “Bali Nine” drug-smuggling gang and citizens of France, Brazil, Nigeria and Ghana.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
Nigerian drug trafficker Samuel Iwachekwu Okoye is taken from his cell to meet with prosecutors two days before he was executed on Nusa Kambangan Island, Central Java on June 26 2008. play

Nigerian drug trafficker Samuel Iwachekwu Okoye is taken from his cell to meet with prosecutors two days before he was executed on Nusa Kambangan Island, Central Java on June 26 2008.

(Daily Telegraph)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Indonesia is set to go forward with plans to execute 7 foreign drug convicts after their appeals for presidential clemency were rejected.

The condemned foreigners include two Australian leaders of the “Bali Nine” drug-smuggling gang and citizens of France, Brazil, Nigeria and Ghana, AFP reports.

Four Indonesians are also set to be executed, one on drug charges and the others for pre-meditated murder.

“The attorney general's office now has 11 convicts on death row ready to be executed,” spokesman Tony Spontana said late on Wednesday, January 28.

Indonesia had earlier attracted outrage when it executed six foreigners by firing squad on January 18 despite pleas from the international community to spare their lives.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.