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Ekweremadu: Lawyer seeks King Charles’ intervention

Senator Ekweremadu and wife
Senator Ekweremadu and wife

A Constitutional Lawyer, Kayode Ajulo, has written king Charles III, pleading for a Prerogative of Mercy for the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice over their conviction by a British court.

Ajulo made the plea in a letter to King Charles III and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday.

Ike, his wife and doctor, Obinna Obeta were sentenced to 9 years, 4 years and 10 years respectively in prison by an Old Bailey Court for violating British laws on kidney donation and transplant.

“Your Majesty, though invigorated by your coronation I witnessed the same with mixed emotions.

“Ekweremadu and his wife have been convicted and sentenced accordingly and I plead that you graciously and mercifully invoke the Royal Prerogative of Mercy in favour of the couple,” he said.

He described the chronicle of Ekweremadu and his wife was a sad one that left a bitter taste in the mouth.

He said their action was a “desperate” move by parents in their quest to save the life of their daughter Sonia”.

Ajulo said the lady in question was in dire need of a Kidney transplant but unfortunately, her parents their doctor went about the mission in the most unsavoury of ways.