Peter Obi speaks on Ekweremadu’s arrest in UK

The Labour Get together presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has expressed help for former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, over his arrest in the UK.

The London Metropolitan Police charged Mr Ekweremadu and his spouse, Beatrice, with conspiracy to visitors a toddler to the UK in order to reap his organs, the legislation enforcement stated on Thursday.

The lawmaker and his spouse have been denied bail after the London Metropolitan Police arraigned them on the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court docket in London.

Reacting, Mr Obi, Friday, prayed for justice for the lawmaker in addition to the therapeutic of his ailing daughter.

“My household and I are with the Ekweremadus over their travail. We be a part of all males of fine will in praying for the therapeutic of their daughter and commit them into God’s hand for justice to be achieved,” he stated by way of his Twitter handle.

Mr Ekweremadu and his spouse have been being charged for bringing a 15-year-old boy from Nigeria to the UK with the declare that he was to be given a greater life in the UK however was really to reap his organ.

The prosecutors reportedly knowledgeable the court docket that Mr Ekweremadu procured a passport for the boy and claimed he was 21 years outdated, whereas he’s 15.

The couple has a daughter with a kidney-related illness and has been on dialysis.

The persecutors stated they imagine the plan was to make use of an organ from the boy on their daughter who seems to want a kidney transplant.

The lawmaker and his spouse have been stated to have prayed the court docket, by their separate authorized representations, to launch them on bail however their prayer was dismissed by the Justice of the Peace.

The couple has surrendered their passports to the UK authorities.

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a late 2021 letter from sources near Mr Ekweremadu purporting that the lawmaker had written the British Excessive Fee in Nigeria in help of a visa utility of a male.

Within the letter, Mr Ekweremadu disclosed that the applicant was travelling to the UK for medical examination to presumably donate a kidney to his daughter Sonia.

He stated the examination could be carried out on the London Royal Free Hospital.

The letter didn’t disclose the age of the male however UK prosecutors alleged that the sufferer is a minor and that Mr Ekweremadu had falsified his age to 21.

The Justice of the Peace ordered they be remanded in custody till July 7, 2022, for the following listening to on the case.

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