Three Nigerians – Humphrey Jefferson Ejike Eleweke, Seck Osmane and Michael Titus Igweh and Indonesian Freddy Budiman – were executed by firing squad at 12.45am by Indonesian government, despite pressure from human rights groups.
Authorities carried out four of the 14 planned executions of convicted drug offenders in the early hours of Friday morning in the middle of torrential downpours.
Indonesia’s Deputy Attorney General Noor Rachamd said Seck Osmane, Michael Titus Igweh, Humphrey Jefferson Ejike Eleweke and Freddie Budiman were killed.
It is not clear why the execution of the other ten prisoners who had been expected to face the firing squad, did not proceed.
“Of course there are considerations for it,” was all Deputy Attorney General for Crimes, Noor Rachmad would say.