The high-powered delegation has been sent to London over the case of the former deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and his beloved wife, Beatrice regarding the alleged case of the organ harvest against them.
The president of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan said that the delegation of the Higher Chamber would be made up of members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs led by Senator Adam Bulkachuwa, Bauchi North will leave for London, the United Kindom on Friday. He made it compulsory that the committee engage the Nigeria High Commission in London to get briefs and more details on the matter. This was said on Wednesday shortly after a closed-door meeting with the Senate.
Senator Ahmed Lawan also stated that he had a huge engagement with the Nigeria High Commissioner to the UK, Ambassador Ishola Sarafa on the alleged Organ harvesting and commended him for his efforts so far since the case started. He stated that as Senators, they will continue to support their colleague.
He also went ahead to say that the Senate will continue to engage the Nigeria High Commission on this particular matter which is the matter relating to Ekweremadu.
The Senate president stated the immense, necessary diplomatic support and full engagement from Nigeria Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyema on this case.
He went further to say because the case is already in court, the red chamber decided to limit discussion on the case and gave his assurance to the Ekweremadu’s family and Nigerians that Senate will continue to engage the Nigeria High Commission and the Foreign Ministry in London on the case.
Senator Ahmed Lawan urged all the relevant government institutions to continue supporting the former deputy president and his wife where and when required.
Senate’s Former deputy president Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice were arrested by the metropolitan police specialist crime team last week over the alleged case of Organ harvesting of a minor in United Kindom on June 23, 2022, following the investigation of the police. They were arrested and in custody.
The continuation of the court hearing is scheduled for 7th July 2022 and are expected to appear at the Uxbridge Magistrate court.