FED GOVT HIRES LAWYERS FOR EKWEREMADU’S DEFENCE

AS THE ALLEGED CASE OF ORGAN HARVESTING INVOLVING THE IMMEDIATE PAST DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT IKE EKWEREMADU AND HIS WIFE BEATRICE IS PENDING IN A UK COURT, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THROUGH THE NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSION TO THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK), HAS HIRED LAWYERS TO DEFEND HIM AND HIS WIFE.

SENATE PRESIDENT AHMAD LAWAN WHO ANNOUNCED THIS AFTER A CLOSED-DOOR SESSION OF THE UPPER CHAMBER IN ABUJA SAYS THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, CHAIRED BY ADAMU BULKACHUWA WILL VISIT EKWEREMADU AND HIS WIFE IN LONDON THIS FRIDAY.

LAWAN SAYS THE LAWMAKERS WERE BRIEFED ABOUT EKWEREMADU’S TRAVAIL AND AFTER APPRAISING THE ROLE THE NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE UK, AMBASSADOR SARAFADEEN ISHOLA HAS BEEN PLAYING SAW THE HIGH COMMISSIONER HAS BEEN ENSURING EKWEREMADU GETS ALL NECESSARY ASSISTANCE.

IT WILL BE RECALED THE FORMER SENATE DEPUTY PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE WERE ARRESTED IN THE UK LAST WEEK AND ARRAIGNED AT UXBRIDGE MAGISTRATES’ COURT IN LONDON OVER ALLEGATIONS OF ORGAN HARVESTING AND WERE REMANDED IN CUSTODY TILL JULY 7, WHICH IS THE NEXT ADJOURNMENT DATE.