A GROUP, United Nigerians In Diaspora, UNID, has called on the Federal Government to prevail on the Indonesian government to stay action on its plans to execute eight more Nigerian citizens for drug related offences.

Briefing newsmen in Lagos, the group’s president, Mr. Paschal Okolie, condemned what it described as the poor attitude of the government towards the recent execution of four Nigerians in Indonesia.

His words: ”Considering that the next batch of execution will take place in no distant time in Indonesia, we urge the good people of Nigeria and our government to rise up with the entire world to stop further executions of Nigerians. Enough of the killings. Nigeria should leverage on the strong bilateral relationship it has with Indonesia and negotiate to stop the execution of the eight waiting to be killed. In as much as we totally condemn drug trafficking and wish to sensitise intending traffickers on the consequences that awaits offenders, we also condemn capital punishment especially since it has not been able to quell the issue of drug trafficking in Indonesia.”

Okolie who gave names of those awaiting further execution as, Michael Titus Igwe, Kingsley Okonkwo, Uchenna Onyewuru, Eugene Ape, Hunphery Ejike, Obinna Nwajiagu, Benjamin Onuoha and Ikenna Abanukwu, said, ”Nigerian Embassy in Indonesia is longer concerned with passport renewals than the welfare or security of Nigerians. Those Nigerians killed were not giving fair trial, there is language barrier which made it impossible for them to defend themselves properly, Nigerian embassy did not even send representatives to court to assist them, so they were left at the mercy of Indonesia which was bent on killing them.”

‘’Most times Nigerians are thrown into prisons for more than four months without anyone knowing about it. They are tortured and some even die in the process. The way a country treats her citizens, is a reflection of how the citizens will be treated in foreign lands. Therefore, we feel it is high time our government rose to the occasion to ameliorate the plight of its citizens.’’

“we expected our government to show concern just like other countries whose nationals were involved. The way a government treats its citizens, is a reflection of how the citizens are likely to be treated in foreign lands. Therefore, we feel it is high time our government rose to the occasion to ameliorate the plights of its citizens no matter the circumstance.

We use this opportunity to appeal to the youth, to beware of the kind of friendships they keep as well as activities they engage themselves. One of the reasons there are many young Nigerians in prisons in different countries of the world today, is due to get rich quick syndrome, fast track. But in the end, they lose everything including their lives.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. BIAFRA 24. 8 MORE NIGERIANS FACE EXECUTION FOR DRUG CASES IN INDONESIA ?.. But I know, that Nigerians, With only 30,000.00 Naira, with their Creative thinking and gift of God behind them,, as Nigerians claimed to be so Religiously minded,they will be guided to build a multi-billion Naira business, instead of carrying 3,000.000.00 Naira to go for drug deals, and end up with death penalties in other countries, because of their desire for Instant wealth ?.. Unfortunately other Countries’ Justice systems, are not Corrupt, rotten, or collapsed ,but binds all citizens,not only the lesser mortals as is practice in Nigerian criminal Justice system.
    So Nigerian Drug dealers, should not focus their attentions again, on learning the tricks of how to succeed by all means. .But being responsible to bring themselves under certain Laws or God’s own Laws that will help them become an outstanding success.. So for this reasons, I quite agree with the Nigerian Government inaction to help those for drug cases to save their lives. He that want to put Nigeria into shame,because of his selfish desire, is digging his grave. So may God help Nigerians whose businesses are only to get rich over-night, to locate their Instructions relevant to each Area of their lives. That was exactly what Gen. BUHARI MUHAMMADU,was against it in Nigeria, so that Nigerians realise that,the Interest of the Nation depends on Institutions greater than the Individual satisfaction or greed,,and will be able to pull the country together as a community for progress and achievement so that there will be moral justification and accountability to the citizens when he fails.. but people started calling him all kinds of Names as a dictator, etc.. May their souls rest in perfect peace.That is all Nigerian Government can offer. Thank you. M.G. Yakubu Bauchi.

  2. Nigeria government never care for her citizens all over the world we here in foreign land we re on our own because our Embassy don’t care about us all they do is to eat the money so fuck the shit out of the so called Nigeria government our help comes from the Lord

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