Were The Delegates Sent To UK Over Ekweremadu’s Case Arrested?

Were The Delegates Sent To UK Over Ekweremadu’s Case Arrested?
Were The Delegates Sent To UK Over Ekweremadu’s Case Arrested?

On Thursday, a powerful Nigerian delegation was present at the Westminster Court in London for the trial of former Vice Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.

Former Senate President David Mark, with whom Ekweremadu served, former Senate Minority Leader Eyinnanya Abaribe, former Minister of State for Education Honorable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, and Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Adamu Bulkachuwa were also present in court.

Officials from the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom were also present at the trial of Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice, who were arrested last month on suspicion of organ trafficking.

A Twitter user stated that delegation members were detained. The viral message states, “Breaking news: Delegates dispatched from Nigeria by the FG to find a lawyer to defend Ike Ekweremadu have all been arrested by the UK government.

“All delegates sent were apprehended, and the UK government revealed that those delegates were on the UK’s list of people sought for funding Boko Haram.”

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Shauntv’s fact-checking showed that the post is misleading.

The Twitter user also asserted that the Senate sent a delegation to find Ekweremadu an attorney. However, the Senate dispatched members of its foreign affairs committee to investigate further.

Shauntv can confirm that the post is misleading. It is evident that the author has a limited grasp of the situation.

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