Saudi Arabia arrest Nigerian for drug possession

Drug trafficking: We begged Saudi Arabia not to execute Nigerian woman – Dabiri-Erewa 

Abike Dabiri-Erewa. PHOTO CREDIT: Today.ng

Four days after Kudirat Afolabi, a Nigerian mother of two was executed for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia; another Nigerian has been apprehended for drug possession in the port city of Jeddah.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa made the disclosure while speaking on a television programme on Friday.

She said the drug suspect; Saheed Ayinde Sobade was caught with 1,183 grams of cocaine powder.

“I have bad news for you. Just yesterday, in the midst of the cacophony of 20 to be killed, eight have been killed, another Nigerian was caught with cocaine in Jeddah.

“He was caught with 1,183 grams of cocaine powder. As he was arrested, the mission was informed and his name is Saheed Ayinde Sobade,” Dabiri-Erewa said.

She called for fair trial, and appealed to Nigerians back home not to “tribalise crime, no matter what.”