Senate Sends Delegation To UK As FG Hires Lawyers For Ekweremadu

The Nigerian Senate has revealed that it would send a delegation to meet with embattled Nigerian lawmaker, Ike Ekweremadu, in London, the United Kingdom.

Recall that Ekweremadu, a former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, was detained alongside his wife over organ harvesting allegations in the UK.

On Wednesday June 29, Senate make a closed-door meeting that lasted for one hour. Ahmad Lawan the Senate President said the delegation which is comprised of members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, will leave for London on Friday, July 1.

He said he had a personal engagement with the Nigerian High Commissioner to Britain “who has done so well to establish contact with Mr. Ekweremadu – who has been able to get his team to be in the court in Uxbridge where he was taken to.”

The High Commission has also reportedly engaged lawyers to defend the Ekweremadus over the charges against them.

Lawan also said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been engaged and is currently providing diplomatic support to Ekweremadu.

“The High Commission has been providing all Consular Services including the engagement of lawyers to defend Ekweremadu.

“Because the issue is already in court, there a limit to which we can say on the matter. We assure the family we will continue to do our best to support him,” he said.

Lawan repeats that the Senate would work to get all needed support for Ekweremadu and his wife to overcome the present challenge.

“Because the issue is already in court, there a limit to which we can say on the matter. We assure the family we will continue to do our best to support him,” he added.

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