Fed Govt Pleads With Indonesia Over Execution of Nigerians

Attorney General H. Muhammad Prasetyo

The Federal Government of Nigeria has appealed to the Republic of Indonesia to temper justice with mercy by commuting the sentence of remaining three Nigeria put on death row.

Indonesia executed four convicted drug traffickers, including three Nigerians, early on Friday as it pushed ahead with its "war against drugs", although another 10 scheduled executions were delayed.

The appeal was made yesterday when the Ministry of foreign Affairs summoned the charge d' Affairs of the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia.

The Federal Government In a statement made available to the press yesterday said, " though three of them have since been executed, we are still pleading on behalf of the remaining three.

As many as 14 people were originally set to face the firing squad together on Friday, but officials decided a "comprehensive review" was needed to "avoid any mistake" in the 10 cases, Attorney General H. Muhammad Prasetyo said.

The date for the next round of executions has not been set, Prasetyo told reporters in Jakarta.

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