Solidarity: Senate sends high power delegation to Ekweremadu in UK
Tunde Joshua, Abuja
- To engage British High Commission in Nigeria
In solidarity with Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his family, the Senate on Wednesday resolved to send a high power delegation to the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in the United Kingdom.
Ekweremadu and his family are currently facing charges bordering on organ harvesting in the UK.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan made this disclosure during plenary in the Upper Chamber.
The delegation, which comprised of members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, he said, will leave the shores of the country for the United Kingdom on Friday.
The Senate President also mandated the committee to engage the British High Commission in Nigeria to get more details on the case.
The Senate also commended the Nigerian High Commissioner to UK, Ishola Sharafa for his efforts so far since the beginning of the case.
He said the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has been engaged for necessary diplomatic support to Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.
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The Senate President said the red chamber decided to limit discussion on the case because the issue is already in court.
He, therefore, assured Ekweremadu’s family and Nigerians that the Senate will continue to engage the Foreign ministry and Nigerian High Commission in London on the case.
Lawan also urged all relevant government institutions, including the foreign ministry, to continue to provide the required support to the former deputy Senate President and his wife to ensure justice and fairness.
It would be recalled that the Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu was alleged to have been arrested in London by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.
Ekweremadu was arrested and remanded in custody alongside his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu.
The couple were arrested for alleged organ harvesting of a minor in the UK on June 23rd, 2022 following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team. They were expected to appear again at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in London on July 7th for the continuation of the hearing.
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