The four Nigerians amongst the eight persons who were executed by the Indonesian government yesterday, 29th April, 2015 for drug trafficking have been identified as Okwuduli Oyatanze, Martin Anderson, Raheem Agbaje Salami and Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise.
Only one of them requested that his body should be returned to Nigeria for burial.
Martin Anderson was initially mistaken to be a Ghanaian since he was carrying their passport before it was discovered he was indeed a Nigerian. He was caught with 50g of heroin.
Raheem Agbaje Salami was sentence to life imprisonment in 1999 when he was 34 years old. The sentence was however changed to death in 2006. He was found with 5.5kg of heroin.
Sylvester Obikwe Nwolise was sentenced to death in 2002 when he was caught with over 1kg of heroin in his stomach.
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Okwuduli (that ought to be Okwudili, right?) Oyatanze, the youngest of them was arrested with 2.5kg of heroin capsules in his stomach and was sentenced to death in 2002 when he was just 28.
The Indonesian government went ahead to execute Okwuduli Oyatanze, Martin Anderson, Raheem Agbaje Salami and Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise alongside other nationals despite plea from the international community.