‘We have nothing against Nigerians, there’re 1.5 millions living legitimately’ — Saudi Arabia

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Amb. Adnan Mahmod Bostaji, yesterday said there are good Nigerian citizens living in the Kingdom and they are very active within the Saudi society. Saudi Arabia has nothing against Nigerians.

SAUDI Arabia is defending its legal system following the controversy that trailed the beheading of a Nigerian woman, Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi, for drug trafficking.

According to The Ambassador of the Kingdom, Amb. Adnan Mahmod Bostaji,;

“As at today, we have over 1.5 m Nigerians in Saudi Arabia in virtually all sectors of our economy.

“These 1.5 million Nigerians are legitimately engaged in various services and they are not being molested. You should not use the misconduct of a few Nigerians to assume that all is not well between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.

According to The Nation, The Dailies stumbled on a document listing 23 more Nigerians on the death row in Saudi Arabia.

According to the document, the Nigerians were found guilty of allegedly contravening the “Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Control Law, issued under Royal Decree No. M/39 dated 8/7/1428AH and is punishable with death penalty.

“Unfortunately, between 2016-2017, these Nigerians were arrested at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah and Prince Muhammad bin Abdu- Aziz International Airport, Madinah for smuggling narcotic drugs concealed in their rectums.”

No fewer than 23 Nigerians are on the death row in Saudi Arabia, their fate hanging in the balance.

The convicted Nigerians are: Adeniyi Adebayo Zikri; Tunde Ibrahim; Jimoh Idhola Lawal; Lolo Babatunde; Sulaiman Tunde; Idris Adewuumi Adepoju; Abdul Raimi Awela Ajibola; Yusuf Makeen Ajiboye; Adam Idris Abubakar; Saka Zakaria; and Biola Lawal.

Others are: Isa Abubakar Adam; Ibrahim Chiroma; Hafis Amosu; Aliu Muhammad; Ms. Funmilayo Omoyemi Bishi; Ms. Mistura Yekini; Amina Ajoke Alobi; Kuburat Ibrahim; Alaja Olufunke Alalaoe Abdulqadir; Fawsat Balagun Alabi; Aisha Muhammad Amira; and Adebayo Zakariya.

Amb. Bostaji said: “The legal system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is transparent and only works on fairness and justice.

“Death sentences are only carried out after all evidence has been established, and this is exactly what was done in the case of the recently executed Nigerian woman.

“I also want them to note that there is continous coordination, as well as cooperation, between the officials and the embassies of both countries.

“The two countries have had robust years of bilateral relationship, including cooperation on various international matters of mutual interest.”

“I would also urge the authorities at all Nigerian airports to take measures and implement procedures that would guarantee the prevention of drug smuggling.”

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Updated: April 15, 2019 — 7:48 am

107 Comments

  1. Thanks for always updating us on the news on what’s happening in the world. It is very important to know what’s going on because so many people may be afflicted by the actions of not knowing what is happening in the worldEvery sovereign nation have their laws so Nigerians and other people should be enlighten so as not to fall victim.

  2. We contacted her parents. The two other victims who had injuries in the heads and legs had been taken to a hospital for treatment.

  3. The accident occurred around 9:30am while the student was returning from a bank where she had gone to pay her school fees.

  4. You are having 1.5 million Nigerians in Saudi Arabia but they question is are they really safe over there. Is their life being considered?

  5. DAT nice abt a so called Saudi Arab for given Nigeria her mandate of luxury en happiness about every life system

  6. I think their law should be respected, the punishment for drup pushers is death and and body found guilty should bear the consequence

  7. so this country can still have trust in we Nigeria,kudos to you sir,not all Nigerian people that has evil thought again other

  8. What pains me most is that anyhow you prosecute them sef, they won’t still trying to traffic those narcotic and harmful drugs for which they would be prosecuted. Abba! Abi Naijas in diaspora dem b goat?

  9. I want to believe is right about Saudi Arabia reason being that kudirat did not just die like without any offense,every country including Nigeria is against drug trafficking so Nigerians should watch their ways and make it perfect even in other perfect

  10. According to The Ambassador of the Kingdom, Amb. Adnan Mahmod Bostaji,;

    “As at today, we have over 1.5 m Nigerians in Saudi Arabia in virtually all sectors of our economy.

  11. Why do we Nigerian derive pleasure in dragging the name and the labour of our fathers to the mud

  12. Well, sometimes people choose to learn the hard way. Many of us are aware that sharia law exists in most of the islamic countries and even some asian countries yet people still take the risk.

  13. If they have been molested we will know nobody said they maltreated us but the ban should be lifted

  14. This is the right thing to do. We are all one people, brothers and sisters created by one God. So we should not discriminate

  15. This is a sad news about our people. I hope others should be able to learn from this. And stop wasting their lives.

  16. Just Imagine only in Saudi arabia Nigerians are recorded 1.5 million when will our dear nation ever be a home.

  17. Why won’t we have more than 1.5 millions since our government and economy is nothing to write home about.

  18. Let them says What ever they like all I know is that you people follow only the Holy book to do your justice may almighty always guard you in it

  19. Thanks for the update from paidnews. Infact you are the best ever.No one is killing the Nigerians but the Nigerians are killing themselves. When they get there they should not pass their boundary. That is when they can have peace

  20. Hmmnnn. Speechless law is law and must be abide by. I hope others will learn from this what goes around comes around.

  21. Yes he has said the truth,there are many nigerian living in saudi.but i dont really no what have come over all this youth of nigeria,they are too despirate for money

  22. This platform is a wonderful one on how it update us with the latest news they have, this is to tell that we are very grateful on your struggles.

  23. Even after several warnings,some people still like to endanger their lives,people should stop these unpleasant acts please, its becoming too much that to travel to Ghana down there,Nigerian gets seriously screened.

  24. Let the authorities at all Nigerian airports take measures and implement procedures that would guarantee the prevention of drug smuggling inorder for all this to stop after all Nigeria is not the only citizens there

  25. Where there’s no law, there’s definitely no crime. We already know that drug trafficking penalty in Saudi is death, why venture into it?

  26. It is very important to know what’s going on because so many people may be afflicted by the actions of not knowing what is happening in the worl..

  27. Nigeria, we told ignorance, I don’t know where our non challant act is taking us to, the should just swallow their pride and obey the rules governing Saudi Arabia.

  28. Thanks for always keeping us updated on this platform about what is going on in the world

  29. Ol boy,na Yoruba names full de list. What is the attraction.. ladies also no give up,..na wa.

  30. Saudi Arabia government is correct…. you a non citizen carrying drugs into another country… that’s something punishable by the law. All Criminal Minds must be punished

  31. According to The Nation, The Dailies stumbled on a document listing 23 more Nigerians on the death row in Saudi Arabia.

  32. May God help us humans will always be humans. The funny thing is, we are killing each other on the things we created for oursleves.

  33. Look of what we Nigerians are putting ourselves! Its sad all because we want to get fast wealth.

  34. The ones living legitimately are the ones that have decided to distant themselves of crimes and hustle hard legitimately to earn a living.

  35. Those Nigerians in Saudi Arabiashould be behave well and keep to the law of the land and they will enjoy the country.

  36. Living in another man’s country does not call for crime and other evil activities and when this happen,the country have the right to ban .

  37. I also want them to note that there is continous coordination, as well as cooperation, between the officials and the embassies of both countries. Paid news thanks for updating us

  38. You should not use the misconduct of a few Nigerians to assume that all is not well between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.

  39. The two other victims who had injuries in the heads and legs had been taken to a hospital for treatment.

  40. ‘We have nothing against Nigerians, there’re 1.5 millions living legitimately’ — Saudi Arabia,we told ignorance, I don’t know where our non challant act is taking us to, the should just swallow their pride and obey the rules governing Saudi Arabia.

  41. According to The Nation, The Dailies stumbled on a document listing 23 more Nigerians on the death row in Saudi Arabia.

  42. SAUDI Arabia is defending its legal system following the controversy that trailed the beheading of a Nigerian woman, Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi, for drug trafficking.

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