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FG abandons Nigerians languishing in Kuwait prison

How Oba Tejuoso pleaded with President Buhari

Indications have emerged that fate of Nigerians reported to be in Kuwait prison is in the hands of the Federal government that seems to have forgotten them. This is because of after several pleas to the federal government through the Nigerian embassy in Kuwait nothing tangible has been done.
Several pleas to get the Nigerians repatriated to Nigeria have failed neither did the embassy made a legal representation in spite of every available evidence of disproportionate legal representation on the matter.
Two of the Nigerians, Muhammud Ayodele and Abdullkarem Sasily are said to have been put in the maximum state security cell since 2017 while in 2018, they, along other inmates went on hunger strike to call on authorities to their plight.
Despite several appeals by prominent Nigerians to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene on their matter, no positive result was achieved.
It would be recalled that the Osile Oke-Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso, who doubles as the chairman of Prison Rehabilitation Mission International (PREMI) Governing Council and PREMI Director-General, Bishop Kayode Williams, implored President Muhammadu Buhari to order the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Nigerian Embassy in Kuwait to liaise with the government of Kuwait to ensure that the three Nigerians, Muhammud Ayodele, Abdulkareem Sasily Ishola and Odo Raymond Origoh, who were reported to be very sickly were repatriated to Nigeria on compassionate ground to complete their various jail terms.
According to Oba Tejuoso and Williams, “from the reports made available to PREMI, it was learnt that these three Nigerians embarked on hunger strike following alleged unfair trial, and in- adequate legal representation to defend themselves of various allegations made against them, but now that the lives of these three Nigerians are being endangered as a result of the hunger strike, PREMI humbly appeals to President Buhari on humanitarian ground to use his good office to take up the case of these three Nigerians by calling on the Kuwaiti government to repatriate them to Nigeria, where they can be well taken care of, and also serve out their jail sentences.” While expressing appreciation to the Federal Government over its granting of such appeals in the past.
The statement added: “PREMI wishes to recall that this is not the first time that we will appeal to the federal government to seek the repatriation of Nigerian prisoners from foreign countries, especially those ones that are sick so as to allow them to come back home to receive adequate medical attention and also complete their jail terms in Nigeria, and we are happy that government has been granting our requests just like in the case of some Nigerian prisoners who were repatriated from Thailand some years ago based on PREMI’s appeal.
It was PREMI that took the initiative, which was granted them by the Federal Government.

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