Organ Harvesting: FG Hires Lawyers To Defend Ekweremadu

Organ Harvesting: FG Hires Lawyers To Defend Ekweremadu
Organ Harvesting: FG Hires Lawyers To Defend Ekweremadu

Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, are being defended by lawyers retained by the Federal Government.

Wednesday, during a closed-door session of the chamber, Senate President Ahmad Lawan stated that a delegation of the house would visit the Ekweremadus in London on July 1.

They were detained and brought before the Uxbridge Magistrates Court in London last week on suspicion of organ harvesting.

The Court determined that the former Vice President of the Senate and his wife should remain in detention until July 7, 2022, the next adjournment date.

According to Lawan, the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs led by Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa would conduct the visit.

He revealed that the senate would discuss the subject with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian High Commission in London.

“I had a personal meeting with our Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Alhaji Isola Sarafa, who has done so well to establish communication with our colleague, who has been able to bring his team to the court in Uxbridge where Ekweremadu was transported.

“The high commission was also able to provide consular services, including the hiring of attorneys who would defend our colleague.”

“We admire their attentiveness to the topic at hand. Equally, the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs has been contacted in order for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide diplomatic support for our colleague.

“Because this matter is now before the court, we have limited opportunity to discuss further than what we’ve already done. “However, I want to reassure the family of our colleague, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and the people of Nigeria that the Senate will continue to interact with our minister of foreign affairs and our high commission in London,” the Senate President added.

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