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Nigerian Family Sentenced To Death In Saudi Arabia Plead For Help

Head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Sulaimon Olufemi was the only suspect sentenced to death for the killing of a Saudi police officer by a mob.

The family of Sulaimon Olufemi, a Nigerian sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, in Lagos approached the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) for its intervention to save him.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Olufemi was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia in 2002, for reportedly being part of a mob that killed a Saudi Arabian police officer.

The head of the Olufemi family, Olabode Olufemi, at a meeting with NIDCOM chairperson, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said that before his departure for Saudi Arabia, Sulaimon was never a trouble maker.

“Sulaimon is a child of peace and gentle spirit. We appeal to the Government of Saudi Arabia to spare the life of our son.

“We also appeal to NIDCOM, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Association of Nigerians in Diaspora in Saudi Arabia to come to our rescue,” Olabode pleaded.

Responding, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa pledged that the commission would do its best in getting clemency for Sulaimon.

“The Association of Nigerians in Diaspora in Saudi Arabia, NIDCOM and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would develop synergy on the rescue mission.

“We are hopeful that Sulaimon would be saved through the clemency of the victim’s daughter, who was 18 years old when the incident happened.

“It is a pity that out of 11 people arrested, it was only Suleiman that ended up bagging a death sentence,” she observed.

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