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EKO HOT BLOG reports that Senator Ike Ekweremadu, a former Deputy Senate President, and his wife, Beatrice, are being defended by attorneys on behalf of the Federal Government through the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom against accusations of organ harvesting.
After a closed-door session of the Senate on Wednesday, President Ahmad Lawan made this announcement. He also said that a delegation from the Senate would travel to London to meet with Ekweremadu and his wife by Friday at the latest.
Last Monday, Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice were detained and charged in London’s Oxbridge Magistrates Court.
The Court ruled that the former Deputy Senate President and his wife be remanded in custody till July 7, 2022, which is the next adjournment date.
He said that the lawmakers were briefed about Ekweremadu’s travail during the closed session and also apprised of the role the Nigerian High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Ambassador Sarafadeen Ishola, has been playing to ensure that Ekweremadu gets all needed assistance.
He commended the High Commissioner and his team for the work they are doing in providing needed consular support for Ekweremadu.
“The High Commission has been providing all Consular Services including the engagement of lawyers to defend Ekweremadu,” Lawan said.
He said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been engaged and is currently providing diplomatic support to Ekweremadu.
He assured Ekweremadu’s family that the Senate would work to get all needed support for Ekweremadu and his wife to overcome the present challenge.
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He said: “Because the issue is already in court, there a limit to which we can say on the matter. We assure the family we will continue to do our best to support him.”
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