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Senate sends delegates to meet Ekweremadu in London over alleged organ harvesting

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The Senate during the plenary on Wednesday 29th of June 2022 sets up a team of delegates to meet with the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on his arrest in London for alleged organ harvesting.

The Senate President, Mr Ahmad Lawan said the delegation, made up of members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, would depart Nigeria for London on Friday, July 1.

He said, “I had a personal engagement with the Nigerian High Commissioner in Britain, who has done so well by presenting his team to be in the facility where Ekweremadu is being detained.

“The high commissioner has been able to provide some consular services including the engagement of lawyers to defend Ekweremadu and his wife in court.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyemma has been engaged to extend diplomatic support to Ekweremadu and give attention to the issue at stake,” he said.

Mr Lawan added that the Senate would not go beyond its limits as the case was already in court.

He assured that the Senate would continue to engage with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the  Nigeria High Commissioner in London on the issue to ensure that the senator was given all necessary support.

Written by Adekunle Biodun