The Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom has hired a group of Lawyers to defend senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, over allegations of organ harvesting.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who made this known on Wednesday, June 29, said a delegation would on Friday, July 1, depart Nigeria for the U.K to pay a visit to the embattled couple.
The Ekweremadus were arrested by The Metropolitan Police at the Heathrow Airport, London for alleged human trafficking and organ harvesting. They were arraigned on Thursday before Uxbridge Magistrates Court, but were denied bail and remanded in custody till July 7.
According to a statement by his spokesperson, Dr. Ezrel Tabiowo, Lawan said, “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. 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.
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.”