TOUGH AS A NAIL ON RUSSIA - TRUMP.

"Getting along with President Putin, getting along with Russia is positive not a negative. Now, with that being said if that doesn’t work out I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had – the worst he's ever had." - President Donald John Trump.


IT IS FRANCE: RUSSIA 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP CHAMPION.

IT IS FRANCE: RUSSIA 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP CHAMPION.

ICHEOKU says they did it, deservedly and rightly earned; the boys from Paris. ICHEOKU says congratulations.

KAVANAUGH IS THE ONE: CONGRATULATIONS

KAVANAUGH IS THE ONE: CONGRATULATIONS.

ICHEOKU says he is coming with a clear-eyed view of what the United States of America constitution provides and will not legislate from the bench. ICHEOKU says definitely the right pick, so CONFIRM him now and right away and without any delay or much ado. Congratulation.

DEEP STATE IS REAL.


Lisa Page: “Trump is not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”


Peter Strzok: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”


ICHEOKU says if this is not corruption of the worst type, what else so qualifies? So sad the length these guys went to truncate the will of the American people; yet they will turn around and accuse other countries of corruption and you wonder is it only when money exchanges hands that there is corruption. Pitifully SAD.

OBSTRUCTION 101: THE VERDICT.

“The only obstruction President Trump committed was in obstructing Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton from the White House.” - Jesse Watters, Watters World.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: THE PROMISE KEEPER

“The United States no longer makes empty threats. When I make promises, I keep them.” - President Donald John Trump.

ICHEOKU says exactly why he is now fondly nicknamed the Promise Keeper and he keeps his promises, one promise at a time.

NUCLEAR BLACKMAIL IS UNACCEPTABLE.

America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. And we will not allow a regime that chants “Death to America” to gain access to the most deadly weapons on Earth." - President Donald John Trump.


AG JEFF SESSIONS: WHAT DO THEY HAVE ON HIM?

ICHEOKU says what does the Deep State have on AG Jeff Sessions that has purchased his quiet and inaction over the excesses of the Russian Collusion witch hunt? Something definitely does not look right and apparently seems awry that the Attorney General appears so constricted to do anything to bring the never ending "investigation" to a conclusion. How much longer will the American people wait to have the matter concluded and what will it take. As a member of Team MAGA, from the basket of deplorables, who defended him when the president was threatening to fire him, ICHEOKU is not particularly satisfied with the "playing it safe" attitude which Jeff has adopted thus far and urge him to find any possible way to make the investigators finish their job immediately and without any further delay.


TONY ELUMELU: LETS MAKE HIM PRESIDENT.

ICHEOKU says he has all it takes to turn Nigeria around and Make Nigeria Great Again. He is highly cerebral; he is well traveled and is highly exposed internationally; he is a doer with a can-do spirit and attitude which translates to impossible is nothing as it does not exists in his dictionary; he is fully accomplished person who turned around the nearly moribund behemoth UBA and created thousands of jobs both in Nigeria and overseas; and above all, he is youthful and has age on his side and you ask yourself, what else is anyone looking for in a leader for Nigeria that is on bended knees and begging for leadership other than a man with his proven record. If he can do this in the private sector, he can also mission accomplish such in the public sector and resuscitate a Nigeria that is in distress. CHEOKU is emphatic that Tony Elumelu is a highly qualified, fit and proper person to lead Nigeria out of its present woods of near comatose and under performing achievements. Lets go to work Nigerians and make his candidature both viable and achievable. We can do this fellas; so lets urge Tony to run, run Tony run and together lets Make Nigeria Great Again. If Trump can do it, so can Tony.


SYRIA WARNED TO DESIST OR BE BOMBED AGAIN.

"If the Syria regime uses this poisonous gas again on its people, it will be bombed again. The United States of America is locked and loaded. When our president draws a redline, our president enforces the redline." - Nikki Haley, United States of America Ambassador to the United Nations.


VLADIMIR PUTIN: WHENEVER HE IS READY!

VLADIMIR PUTIN: WHENEVER HE IS READY!

ICHEOKU says Russia's Vladimir Putin has one good opportunity to finally move back into the comity of civilized nations and stop his despotic mentality which always sees him flocking amidst his fellow dictators. But if he choses to remain in the cold and remain in Kremlin where he has been holed in since 1999, too bad. His too long stay in power is only damaging Russia but not helping it; and gradually turning Russia into a third world country where only one man dictates what goes on in the country. Putin, change your ways; let true democracy reign in Russia. Salute

JOHN BOLTON: THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER.

JOHN BOLTON: THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER.

ICHEOKU says you cannot get a more American American and he is a hardcore America First nationalist as they come. President Donald John Trump's pick to succeeded fired National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is the real deal. He is a hard-nosed American First protagonist, who does not shy away from projecting America's power through strength and who is not afraid to have America go it alone if need be. ICHEOKU says hopefully the president has found the very person who will help him achieve and implement his policy objectives in John Bolton. But as far as MAGA and AF agendas are concerned, Ambassador John Bolton is one heck of a good pick and a right fit for the job. He will help President Donald John Trump with doing his job for the American people. ICHEOKU says congratulations to the Mustachioed One. Let the governance of MAGA now really begin.


A FACEBOOK CENSORED WORLD: LIMITING FREE SPEECH

A FACEBOOK CENSORED WORLD: LIMITING FREE SPEECH

ICHEOKU says they pretend to be guardians of free speech but wants to tele-guide other peoples thinking by limiting what they can freely say; especially if you are a conservative and holds opinions which are favorable of President Donald John Trump and critical of Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, they will not succeed but can only force people to opt out of the live wasting exercise of gluing one's eyeballs to the platform. An exercise which does not add anything of value to users, nor pays them anything for helping them bring more eyeballs to the portal. Instead of being grateful that people are helping them bilk advertisers of billions of dollars with their riveted eyeballs, they now want to micromanage everyone's thought as if they are doing one a favor by letting them waste their time using Facebook. ICHEOKU says will not be cowered nor intimidated; they can block ICHEOKU all the heck they want but ICHEOKU will not bow to Facebook's attempt to control ICHEOKU's thoughts and would rather permanently part ways with the Mark Zuckerberg globalist weapon of mass control than kowtow to a group thinking. To hell with this attempt to exact undue control and turn everyone into a herd mind.


THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION: DEALT A FATAL BLOW.


"There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is also no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election." - Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America.

ICHEOKU says this determination, for every intent and purpose, now lays to rest the "Collusion with the Russians" hogwash; as nobody can be guilty of an offense which requires awareness to ground when he or she is not aware of it. Collusion is a conspiracy and requires a proactive participation coupled with a guilty knowledge to bring about the purpose of the conspiracy. Therefore, when will the Special Counsel address the nation and tell Americans that there is no there, there, in the Russian Collusion investigation and save America further bleeding both in resources, time and unity. Enough of the sore loser antics of the Democratic Party which does not know how to take a loss and learn to work to fix what went wrong, instead of continuously pointing a finger at a mirage that is the Russian Collusion, in its bid to find something to blame for its ineptitude that led to the epochal loss of November 8th, 2016.

FBI MEMO SCANDAL: OBAMA WAS IN THE LOOP


"POTUS WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING." - Lisa Page to boyfriend Peter Strzok, two FBI officials.


ICHEOKU says the POTUS then was President Barack Hussein Obama, who had previously denied and lied to the American people that he does not dabble into any FBI's investigative matter. Really?


AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

"Americans fill the world with art and music. They push the bounds of science and discovery. And they forever remind us of what we should never ever forget: The people dreamed this country. The people built this country. And it's the people who are making America great again. As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail. Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our Nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free." - President Donald John Trump.


IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!

IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!
ICHEOKU says congratulations to President Donald John Trump for successfully steering America's ship of States for a full year. What the naysayers said will not happen is a reality which they are finding extremely difficult to live with. But their preferences notwithstanding, Make America Great Again is on course and nobody will torpedo it. Once again, congratulations to the leader of Team MAGA on the anniversary of his being sworn in as the 45th POTUS.

ICHEOKU'S MAN OF THE YEAR 2017: PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP

ICHEOKU says following an examination of so many nominated individuals, we have determined that this year 2017's man of the year is President Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. He came into office shooting on both hips and as the year draws to an end, his both guns are still firing and smoking. For standing up to the world and starring down American detractors and being the cheerleader and champion in chief of America, the leader of Team Make America Great Again has earned ICHEOKU's man of the year award 2017. Congratulations to President Donald John Trump.

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT
ICHEOKU says a wisdom of Solomon come to judgment; it is about time the child is given to the rightful mother. Salute to the courage of President Donald John Trump.

AMERICA STRONG!

"Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities. No one — no dictator, no regime and no nation — should underestimate, ever, American resolve."


RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE FOUND!

RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE EMERGES!

ICHEOKU says Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton was caught pants down colluding with the Russians and she has been trying so hard to pull the wool over the eyes of American people over whodunnit. What a lying, contriving, manipulative woman she is, who lies so easily that you wonder whether truth actually exists in her lexicon. Pitiful.

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY HILLARY CLINTON

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY CLINTON

ICHEOKU says finally the circle is about being completed and American people and the world at large will come to know who in fact did the collusion. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Congress paid Fusion GPS to produce the fake Russian dossier which former CIA chief James Clapper said was the basis for the Trump investigation. Yet, the investigation is still ongoing, despite the now established fact that the basis of it was a manufactured phony. But hey, we shall see.


ICHEOKU says still wondering WHAT HAPPENED and the reason 33,000 emails were deleted and bleach washed? Hopefully American people will soon confirm their suspicion that those shouting themselves hoax with Russian Collusion might indeed be the ones who actually colluded with the Russians. So much for the Russian Reset button. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton, simply too crooked.


GLAD TO BE CARRIED TO FULL TERM.

GRATEFUL TO BE CARRIED FULL TERM

ICHEOKU says another lucky one that survived the abortionist's pincers from the over 360,000 unlucky ones that get flushed out each year. May God help us all have a better resolution about unwanted pregnancies.


JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.
ICHEOKU says from being disrespectful to the flag to being unappreciative of the services of the military to overall being anti America; NFL players must learn to check their political activism outside the stadiums. They must not kneel on our dime. ICHEOKU supports the president 1000% on this and hereby calls on every player to respect the sensibilities of the many differently opined fans who paid to watch a game and not to be made mad by their personal political agenda.

IPOB: NOT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION - USA


“The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy. Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organization under US law.” - Russell Brooks, United States of America.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.

North Korea PUT ON NOTICE

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

ICHEOKU says once again the diminutive midget of Pyongyang has been advised to heed the resolution of the United Nations firm stand against his continuing provocations; and that the total wiping out of his North Korea is now an option should he force the hands of the United States of American military. In a statement by the Defense Secretary Jim Maddog Mattis over its latest nuclear test, the secretary said “Our commitment among the allies are ironclad. Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so.” ICHEOKU says does not really know the joker that guy has, but whatever it is will likely very soon be forced out. The world including ICHEOKU is waiting and watching.

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to go their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide their own Biafraexit.

PDJT ISSUES A VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.
#BringBackOurBiafra.





"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

NIGERIANS EXECUTED!


Indonesia executed two Nigerian drug smugglers Fri, 06/27/2008; 10:06 AM

The Jakarta Post is reporting that two Nigerians convicted of smuggling illegal drugs were executed Thursday night near the Nusa Kambangan island prison in Cilacap, Central Java, a prosecutor was quoted by Kompas.com news portal as saying. Samuel Okoye, 37, and Hansen Nwaolisa, 40, were arrested at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in 2001, each carrying more than 6.5 pounds (three kilograms) of heroin. They had been held at the high-security prison since their conviction. Earlier in the day, Attorney General Hendarman Supandji said the two Nigerians would face a firing squad "tonight". Television footage showed the wives and children of the convicts being escorted to the island, along with ambulances carrying two coffins.
It should be noted that one of these men, Mr. Nwaolisa was to be paid a paltry one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500dollars USD) only for his services and now Icheoku wonders if his life was just worth only such a meagre sum? Could this be a result of hardship that force people to go to such extent to survive or was it just an attempt to "kill dead body"? For whatever the reason, the amount does not fit the life that was shot away by Indonesian firing squad!

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Nigerian drug smuggler sent to death row
The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Thu, 09/02/2004 2:52 PM | Jakarta

Multa Fidrus, The Jakarta Post, Tangerang

The Tangerang District Court handed down another death sentence on Wednesday; to a Nigerian citizen, Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise, 39, who was convicted of smuggling 1.2 kilograms of heroin into the country from Pakistan in December.

The court granted the prosecutors' call for the death penalty but did not fine him the requested Rp 50 million (US$5,434.78).

Clad in a bright blue shirt and dark pants, Nwolise listened to the verdict expressionlessly. He told his lawyer, Martina Mona Riang Lubuk, he would appeal the verdict.

Nwolise is the 28th drug trafficker sentenced to death by the court since January 2000. None of the traffickers sentenced to death in Tangerang have been executed and six have had their death sentences commuted to between 15 and 20-year jail terms after they successfully appealed to higher courts.

Others are still attempting to get lesser sentences by lodging case reviews with the Supreme Court or by seeking a presidential pardon.

Presiding judge Soeprapto and members Benar Sihombing and Yosep Ziraluo convicted the defendant, a resident of Lagos, Nigeria, under Article 82 of the Law No. 22/1997 on drugs for transporting the heroin into the country. The article carries a maximum sentence of death.

Soeprapto said the panel of judges did not find any mitigating factors that would affect the sentencing.

""The defendant's act of smuggling the drug would destroy the lives of thousands of young people and tarnish Indonesia's international image,"" he said.

Compounding factors were that the defendant showed a fake passport to immigration officers, lied to the police when being questioned and was known to be a member of a drug syndicate, Soeprapto said.

The tough sentence was in contrast to an earlier lesser sentence request from the prosecutors, who had said Nwolise had been cooperative during the investigation.

Prosecutor Eben Silalahi said Second Insp. Dedy Murti at the National Police Headquarters had received a tip-off Nwolise would transport the heroin on a plane from Pakistan to Jakarta via Bangkok on Dec. 21, 2003.

Police officers at the airport approached the defendant when he left the terminal and asked for his identification. The defendant handed down a passport bearing the name Josphat Sibanda.

The officers made a body search of the defendant and became suspicious when they found his stomach was hard and he was perspiring.

He was taken to a hospital for an X-ray and the result confirmed his stomach was filled with hard objects. Officers then gave the defendant medicine to make him defecate.

Over 36 hours, he produced 66 white capsules from his stomach. Later tests confirmed the capsules contained heroin.

Nwolise testified he had been asked to pass on the drug to Afianyi in Jakarta by a man called ""John"" and was promised US$1,500 for his services. He pled guilty to the charge of trafficking.

Both John and Afianyi are still at large.

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Drug trial starts for two Nigerians
The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Fri, 06/27/2003 3:19 PM | Jakarta

TANGERANG: A local district court began on Thursday the trial of two Nigerian men charged with possessing six kilograms of heroin in Tangerang, Banten province, for which they face a possible death penalty.

Prosecutors Puji Raharjo and R. Vidiato said the defendants, Michael Titus Igweh, 23, and Hillary K. Chimezia, 24, were found to be organizing drug trafficking.

The case involved an Indonesian woman, Marlena, and a Zimbabwean, Kholisani Nkomo alias Ichku Eberu Okolwaja.

Igweh and Chimezia were arrested in August last year following a tipoff from residents who had frequently seen drug transactions taking place at Marlena's house in the Vila Melati Mas housing complex in Serpong, Tangerang.

However, Marlena had died of a lung ailment while Okolwaja had died due to an AIDS-related illness at the Kramat Djati Police Hospital, East Jakarta, amid the investigation into the case.

Both Igweh and Chimezia were charged with violating Article 82 of Law No. 22/1997 on narcotics, which carries a maximum penalty of death.

Presiding judge Permadi adjourned the trial until next Thursday to hear the defense plea from the defendants' lawyers. --JP

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Police Ask that Execution be Stepped Up
Friday, 27 June, 2008 | 11:57 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Sutanto, who is also the National Drug Institution Head, considered that long legal procedures are one of the obstacles to the execution. The reason is that before the execution, there is no time limit for legal procedure. “They are playing with this. They should be able to arrange when to appeal and when to review,” he said.


If the convict were given the death penalty and has undergone all legal procedures until the clemency was denied, he said, it was better to speed up the execution. Sutanto also said that two drug convicts who were sentenced to the death penalty in 2001 would be executed soon. They are Nigerian heroin smugglers Samuel Iwukchuwu and Hansen Anthony Nwaolisa.


Meanwhile, Assistant Attorney General Abdul Hakim Ritonga said that the execution of the two Nigerians will be performed soon. The execution notice has also been given. “That means, they know they are going to be executed,” said Abdul Hakim. According to law, said Abdul Hakim, the convicts would be executed three days after the notice. However, if you ask me what time, I cannot answer. Normally it is done at midnight.”


Abdul Hakim also said that they have granted the two's last wishes. They asked to meet with their country's representatives. “Nigerian Embassy staffs have gone to Nusakambangan,” he said. They were helped by the National Police Headquarter's aircraft.


The two Nigerians execution plan caused a riot at Pasir Putih Prison, Nusakambangan, Cilacap, Central Java last Monday, in which several rooms were damaged. The officers could not do much. Fortunately, the Car Brigade, which was asked to provide help at Nusakambangan, managed the situation.


According to the Central Java Legal and Human Rights Division Head Bambang Winahyo, the riot at the Super Maximum Security prison was provoked by the two Nigerian convicts. “After they were informed of the execution, they provoked the inmates,” said Bambang after he observed Nusakambangan yesterday.


While Central Java's Police spokesperson Syahroni said that they had prepared a shooting team from the Car Brigade Unit to perform the execution. “We are ready anytime. But we have not received any order from the Attorney General

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Indonesia to kill foreign drug smugglers
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Indonesia says it will speed up the execution process for drug traffickers, in a major blow for three Australians on death row for heroin smuggling.

As authorities prepared for the executions of two Nigerian heroin smugglers, Attorney General Hendarman Supandji said other drug offenders on death row could expect their cases to be expedited.

"They are all still in the (legal) process and will be accelerated according to existing regulations," the Antara news agency quoted him as saying.

The head of Indonesia's anti-drugs body also said executions must take place more quickly to deter traffickers.

"To give them a lesson, drug traffickers must be executed immediately," Police chief and National Anti-Narcotic Body chairman General Sutanto said.

"With a quick trial and execution process it will give a deterrent effect to the perpetrators, and perpetrators to be."

The comments are a blow for the three Australians on death row over the failed Bali Nine plot to smuggle more than 8kg of heroin to Australia in 2005.

So too are the planned executions of the two Nigerians.

They will be the first drug offenders put to death in Indonesia since 2004, and the first since the Bali Nine were arrested.

"The sentences are a grim reminder of how serious ... the issue of the death penalty is," said Darwin-based lawyer Colin MacDonald QC, who represents Bali Nine death row inmate Scott Rush.

Rush, who was a drug mule in the Bali Nine plot, and ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran failed in a legal challenge to Indonesia's harsh drug laws last year.

They still have the option of seeking a judicial review of their death sentences, and a clemency appeal to the president.

MacDonald said he was working hard to ensure Rush escaped the firing squad.

"No doubt we will discuss this development with Scott," he said, but added he did not expect his client to be informed of the Nigerians' executions until next week, when his parents and Australian legal team are due to visit.

"He has support. He will have his mother and father there, but he will also have my assurances that we, his legal team, will be doing everything we can to advance his very strong judicial review application.

"He can also take heart that the Australian government will do all that it can to make representations for him and all the other Australian citizens affected."

Officials said the two Nigerians had been moved to a special cell at their prison on Nusakambangan Island, off Central Java, ahead of their executions by firing squad tonight.

Hansen Anthony Nwaolisa, 40, was sentenced to die for trafficking 600g heroin in 43 capsules which he had swallowed in Pakistan before arriving in Jakarta airport in January 2001.

Okoye was caught carrying 3.8kg of heroin in the lining of two pieces of luggage at Jakarta airport, after arriving from India, also in January 2001. He told police he was supposed to pass the goods onto an Australian known only as "Ron" in Jakarta.

Both men were was sentenced to death in mid-2001, with their final appeals for clemency rejected in July 2004.

Amnesty International said the men should be spared.

"Experts in international law, including the top UN officials, have confirmed that applying the death penalty for drug-related offences is a breach of international law," a spokesperson said.

The other six members of the Bali Nine are serving long sentences, including some life terms.

Six of the nine were originally sentenced to death, but three - Matthew Norman, Si Yi Chen and Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen - had their sentences commuted to life in March following a successful judicial review.

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Indonesia executes two drug traffickers
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Indonesia has executed two foreign heroin traffickers - the first drug offenders put to death in four years.

They died as Indonesia vowed to expedite the execution of the other drug traffickers on death row, in a major blow for three Australians awaiting execution for heroin smuggling.

Nigerian nationals Hansen Anthony Nwaolisa, 40, and Samuel Iwuchukwu Okoye, 37, were shot by firing squad at midnight local time (3am AEST), Central Java police mobile brigade chief Colonel Dicky Atotoy said.

"At 0000 the execution was carried out on the two Nigerians," he said.

"Before the execution they were blessed by two priests.

"They were handcuffed to poles, standing side by side and shot by two sniper squads."

Nwaolisa was sentenced to death for trafficking 600 grams of heroin in 43 capsules which he had swallowed in Pakistan before arriving at Jakarta airport in January 2001.

Okoye was caught carrying 3.8kg of heroin in the lining of two pieces of luggage at Jakarta airport, after arriving from India, also in January 2001.

He told police he was supposed to pass the goods on to an Australian known only as "Ron" in Jakarta.

Both men were sentenced to death in mid-2001, with their final appeals for clemency rejected in July 2004.

Attorney-General Hendarman Supandji said other drug offenders on death row could expect their cases to be expedited.

Almost half of about 60 people on death row over drug offences in Indonesia are foreigners.

"They are all still in the (legal) process and will be accelerated according to existing regulations," the Antara news agency quoted him as saying on Thursday.

The head of Indonesia's anti-drugs body also said executions must take place more quickly to deter traffickers.

The comments are a blow for the three Australians on death row over the failed Bali Nine plot to smuggle more than eight kg of heroin to Australia in 2005.

Bali Nine drug mule Scott Rush and ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran failed in a legal challenge to Indonesia's harsh drug laws last year.

They still have the option of seeking a judicial review of their death sentences, and a clemency appeal to the president.

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Indonesia executes drug duo
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June 28, 2008

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TWO Nigerian drug traffickers were handcuffed to poles in Indonesia early yesterday morning and shot by firing squads.

It followed announcements that drug executions would be expedited, alarming lawyers for three Australians on death row.

Colin McDonald, lawyer for a Bali heroin courier, Scott Rush, said he would travel to Jakarta next week to formulate new moves to overturn his client's death sentence.

The executions of Hansen Anthony Nwaolisa and Samuel Iwuchukwu Okoye near their prison in Central Java were a grim reminder of the urgency of the convicted Australians' plight, Mr McDonald said.

The Nigerians are the first drug offenders to be executed in Indonesia in four years, following a call from Attorney-General Hendarman Supandji and police chief General Sutanto to speed up executions as a warning to those involved in the drug trade.

Central Java police mobile brigade chief Colonel Dicky Atotoy said the two Nigerians, caught smuggling heroin in 2001, were blessed by two priests before being executed. "They were handcuffed to poles, standing side by side and shot by two sniper squads," he said.

"The two were confirmed dead by doctors about 10 minutes after they were executed by firing squad teams."

Mr Supandji said the other 60 drug offenders on death row could expect their cases to be expedited. "They are all still in the process and will be accelerated according to existing regulations."

Rush and alleged Bali nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran failed in a constitutional challenge to Indonesia's death penalty last year.

They still have the option of seeking a judicial review of their death sentences, and are appealing to the President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, for clemency. Dr Yudhoyono has previously indicated he would not pardon drug traffickers.

This week, inmates of the prison rioted against the pending executions of the men, which appears to have hardened the resolve of authorities to carry out more death sentences.

General Sutanto said that drug traffickers must be executed immediately "to give them a lesson".

"With a quick trial and execution process, it will give a deterrent effect to the perpetrators, and perpetrators to be," he said.

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Two Nigerians executed in Indonesia for drugs

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CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two Nigerians convicted of drug smuggling have been executed by firing squad in Indonesia, officials said on Friday.
Samuel Iwachekawu Okoye and Hansen Anthony Nwaoysa were executed before midnight on Thursday on Nusakambangan prison island, which is off the coast of central Java.

Nigeria's government, which asked Indonesia last month for a stay of execution, expressed its regret over the deaths.

"This was despite the passionate plea for a stay of execution and commutation of their death sentences," Nigeria's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Indonesia has defended the death penalty as a necessary deterrent in a country with a growing drugs problem. The last foreigners to be executed for drugs offences were two Thai nationals in October 2004.

Three Australians convicted of drug trafficking are also on death row in Indonesia until their appeal process is exhausted. They were among nine Australians arrested in the resort island of Bali in 2005 with 8.2 kg (18 lb) of heroin. ADVERTISEMENT



Indonesian prosecutors have said they are also preparing the executions of three Bali bombers for their role in deadly attacks in 2002 that killed 202 people.

Dicky Atotoy, head of the Central Java mobile brigade police, said the two Nigerians had been tied to two wooden poles with their heads covered, and shot by two teams of police snipers.

"The doctor declared the two convicts dead at 00:00 following the firing squads' duty to execute them," Atotoy said.

It is not clear where the two men will be buried. A Reuters witness said that no coffins had been taken off the island

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