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See Steps Senate Is Taking To Help Ike Ekweremadu | READ FULL DETAILS

Ahead of the UK court adjournment date to hear the case of a former deputy speaker of the Nigeria Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, the Nigerian Senate is taking steps to help the defendant.

Ekweremadu, the senator representing Enugu West Senatorial District, was on Thursday, June 23, 2022 arraigned before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court in UK, alongside his wife, Beatrice over alleged conspiracy to harvest the organ of a minor.

The court had refused the couple bail while adjourning till July 1.

Giving details of a closed door meeting held by the upper chamber before the commencement of Wednesday’s plenary, the senate president Ahmad Lawan disclosed that the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom has engaged the services of lawyers to defend the Ekweremadus.

On the other hand, a delegation from senate Committee on Foreign Affairs would depart Nigeria for London on July 1, 2022, to pay a visit to the couple.

A statement titled, ‘Senate delegation to visit Ekweremadu, wife in London’ released by the Special Assistant on media to Lawan, Dr. Ezrel Tabiowo, titled, ‘Senate delegation to visit Ekweremadu, wife in London’ quoted Lawan as saying that;

“I had a personal engagement with our Nigerian High Commissioner to Britain, Alhaji Isola Sarafa, who has done so well to establish contact with our colleague, who has been able to get his team to be in the court at Uxbridge where Ekweremadu was taken to.

 

“The high Commission has also been able to provide some consular services that include the engagement of some lawyers who will defend our colleague.

 

“We commend them for giving attention to the issue at stake. Equally, the Nigeria Foreign Affairs Minister has been engaged here, so that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes steps to provide diplomatic support for our colleague.

 

“Because this issue is already in court, we have limited opportunity to discuss beyond what we have done so far.

 

“But I want to ensure the family of our colleague, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and Nigerians, that the Senate will continue to engage with our ministry of foreign affairs as well as our high commission in London.

 

“The High Commission has done so much but we still expect that it will continue to provide any other further consular services.

 

“We have also mandated our committee on foreign affairs to engage with the British high commission here in Nigeria, to find more details on this case, as as far as the high commission is involved.

 

“There will be a delegation to London to see Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife. A delegation from the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Senate will leave in the next two days to London for that purpose.

 

“I want to urge all federal government institutions that can do anything to ensure that justice prevails in this case, that they do so.”

All Facts Newspaper had reported that the speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila said the House would apply diplomatic pressure to aid Ekweremadu. READ HERE

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