Senators show solidarity as Ekweremadu gets reprieve in court

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Senators flew from Nigeria to attend the court session in solidarity with their colleague on trial for alleged organ harvesting in a United Kingdom court

The judicial trial of former deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged organ harvesting resumed on Thursday at the Westminster Magistrate Court in London, the United Kingdom.

While the court established that the senator’s accuser and estranged kidney donor for his daughter, David Ukpo, is not a minor as claimed, the embattled senator and his wife were retained in detention nonetheless.

Recall that the London Metropolitan Police arrested Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, for allegedly bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.

The couple, who were later charged and arraigned before Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court, was denied bail and remanded till July 7.

Following the arrest of the senator representing Enugu West in the National Assembly, the senate resolved to send a delegation to the UK to ascertain the situation with Ekweremadu and offer solidarirty.

At the resumed hearing on Thursday, the trial at Westminster court was witnessed by a delegation from the Nigeria High Commission in the UK.

From the senate, chairman of its committee on foreign affairs, Adamu Bulkachuwa, and some committee members were also seen at the court.

Also seen at the trial in solidarity were former president of the senate, David Mark, and the immediate past minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.

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