Indonesian ambassador summoned by FG over the execution of two Nigerians yesterday

Brought you the news earlier of  Indonasians executing Nigerians, well FG has summoned the Indonesian ambassador for questioning.
The Federal government through the Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Ambassador Aminu Wali, has summoned the Indonesian ambassador to
Nigeria to protest the execution of two Nigerians by firing squad in
Indonesian recently.

In a statement signed by the Foreign Affairs ministry’s Director of
Public Communication, Ogbole Amedu-Ode yesterday January 18th, FG
alleged that 2 Nigerians instead of one earlier made known to them by
the Indonesian government were killed at Sunday’s execution.

According to the statement, the President of
Indonesia, Joko Widodo, approved the execution of only one Nigerian
identified as Daniel Emenuo aka Diarrassoube Mamadou in the list of six
condemned drugs convicts in December 2014.

However another Nigerian Solomon Okafor who was mistaken for a
Malawian named Namaona Denis was also killed during the execution. The
federal government says the Indonesian government executed both men
despite pleas for clemency

“The executions were carried out despite
persistent pleas for clemency made by the federal government, including
the National Assembly. The executions had taken place against the grain
of the excellent relations that subsist between Nigeria and Indonesia.
Thus, the foreign minister has summoned the Indonesian Ambassador to
register Nigeria’s protest” the statement read.

The Federal government expressed their condolence to the families of
the two men executed and also warned Nigerians to desist from drug
trafficking.

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