The names of at least 23 Nigerians said to be on the death row in Saudi Arabia for drug-related offences have been published.
Reports said the Nigerians were convicted for contravening the narcotic and psychotropic substances control law, which is punishable by death.
They were said to have been arrested between 2016 and 2017 at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah and Prince Muhammad bin Abdu-Aziz International Airport, Madinah, having concealed the banned substances in their rectums.
Below is the list of the convicted persons as published by The Nation
Adeniyi Adebayo Zikri
Jimoh Idhola Lawal
Idris Adewuumi Adepoju
Abdul Raimi Awela Ajibola
Yusuf Makeen Ajiboye
Adam Idris Abubakar
Isa Abubakar Adam
Funmilayo Omoyemi Bishi
Amina Ajoke Alobi
Alaja Olufunke Alalaoe Abdulqadir
Fawsat Balagun Alabi
Aisha Muhammad Amira
Last month, Saudi authorities executed a Nigerian woman, Kudirat Afolabi, for drug trafficking. Earlier this month, another Nigerian, Saheed Sobade, was reportedly nabbed with 1,183 grams of cocaine in Jeddah.