FG Demands Corpses Of Executed Nigerians In Indonesia

The Federal Government has demanded for the bodies of four
Nigerians who were executed by firing squad in Indonesia on drug related
offences on Tuesday. The FG says it was rather an unfortunate incident, that
despite its pleas and that of the international community, the Indonesian Government
went ahead to execute them. It therefore warned Nigerians to stay away from
In a statement released yesterday by the Public
Communications Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja the Federal
Government demanded their bodies saying they will be brought home for decent
burials and also commiserated with their families. Continue…

“The Federal Government of Nigeria has received with deep
disappointment, news of the execution of four Nigerians ─ Martin Anderson,
Okwudili Oyatanze, Jaminu Abashin and Sylvester Obiekwe ─ by the government of
Indonesia for drug-related offences.
“These executions have taken place despite spirited pleas
for clemency made at the highest level by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,
and more recently by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali.
“The Federal Government wishes to express its condolences to
the families of the deceased.
“It has asked the Indonesian government for the repatriation
of the remains of the executed persons so that they can be accorded decent
burials by their various communities.

“Furthermore, government is committed to engage the
government of Indonesia and other friendly countries regarding the conclusion
of Prisoner Transfer Agreements and other bilateral means of safeguarding the
interest and welfare of Nigerians,” the statement read in parts.

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