Raheem Agbaje-Salami, 42, a Nigerian awaiting execution for drug smuggling in Indonesia has written an heart rendering letter to his lover to bid her eternal farewell.
He along with nine others were on Wednesday moved to an island off the southern coast of Java for executed.
Agbaje-Salami who had been held in a prison in East Java said in the letter to his Indonesian girlfriend, Angela Intan, she should be strong and have faith in God.
“I want to thank and say goodbye to my beloved sweetheart, Angela Intan, who has stood beside me through happiness and sadness”
“Thank you for everything, for the time we spent together. Knowing and loving you has been a gift and even though it was only for a short time it has had a deep meaning in my life.”
Agbaje-Salami was sentenced to death for trying to smuggle heroin into Indonesia.
He is to be executed alongside nine other convicts from Australia, the Philippines, Brazil, France, Ghana and Indonesia
Their requests for presidential clemency were rejected.
The United Nations human rights office Friday asked Indonesia to refrain from proceeding with the execution, saying that the death penalty won’t stop narcotics trafficking.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said: “There is no evidence that the death penalty deters drug crimes.”