Okwudili Ayotanze is be executed with two other Nigerians, Jamiu Owolabi Abashin who was caught smuggling Heroin, and Silvester Obiekwe. 40-yr-old Ayotanze was caught in 2001 trying to smuggle 1.15 kilograms of heroin from Pakistan into Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta.
He however repented sometime during his prison sentence and created a gospel band. His bandmates are fellow inmates on guitars and a prison guard on the keyboard. His studio is his place of incarceration, the supermax Pasir Putih prison on the notorious Nusakambangan island, known as Indonesia’s Alcatraz. He released his first album in 2008 titled ‘God You Know’ with over 70 written songs to his credit.
Although the date of his execution is not known but he’s to be executed simultaneously with Abashin, Obiekwe and seven other felons who were convicted of drug smuggling.