They were 15 in number but one of them was executed last year as a common criminal.
One of the detainee explained that "The manner, in which Yusuf Yakubu Ajiboye from Kwara State was arrested, hurriedly tried and subsequently killed, made the ones in custody to entertain fear for their lives and came to the conclusion that the long knife is indeed awaiting them.
We know they are preparing to kill us but before we die, we are pleading with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to look into the charges preferred against us and see if indeed, we have been given fair hearing for the offences they claim we committed, and whether the Saudi authorities have treated us well under the law,” one of the suspects said in a leaked document made available to Saturday Vanguard from Riyadh.
He further said, "They claim that we peddled drugs and committed other drug-related offences, which according to them carry death penalty but we want Nigeria to intervene and give us another chance to live,” the suspect pleaded on behalf of the rest being detained in preparation for their execution in the Middle East country.
Among the Nigerians in the Medina Prison awaiting execution are as follows:
(1) Lolo Babatunde
(2) Biola Lawal
(3) Hafis Amosu
(4) Jimoh Ishola
(5) Tunde Ibrahim
(6) Abdurimi Aweda
(7) Adam Abubakar
(8) Amode Tunde
(9) Adewumi Adepoju
(10) Saka Riyau
(11) Aliu Muhammed
(12) Abdul Raman
(13) Yekini Yahaya and two other women.
According to eagle eye media TV, There Are Many other Nigerians on death roll whose names are yet to be revealed, that are arrested for drug-related offences have also been detained at Jedda, Mecca and Riyadh prisons in Saudi Arabia, awaiting execution, for they are 20 in number.