Nigerian Govt Vows To Distance Self From Ekweremadu’s Organ Harvesting Case in UK

Date: 11-08-2022 11:12 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has insisted that the Nigerian government will not interfere in the legal battle involving a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who is facing trial in the UK for alleged organ harvesting.

Malami disclosed this while speaking to journalists on Thursday at the 46th Session of the State House Briefing at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

“It has never been the tradition of the Nigerian government to interfere in anything judicial, local or international. And that stands the position of the government.

“On the intervention of Senator Ekweremadu, I have stated in the course of my presentation, that there has been in existence, a mutual legal assistance request and collaboration between Nigeria and other countries across the world. We will address it if there is such a request on the part of the senator,” Malami said.

Ekweremadu was charged by the UK Metropolitan Police with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of another person for organ harvesting.

The 60-year-old and his wife, Beatrice, 55, allegedly arranged the travel of a 21-year-old man from Nigeria to the UK.

The prosecutors claim the couple were planning to have his kidney removed, so it could be given to their ailing daughter.


Posted: at 11-08-2022 11:12 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Somtoya at 11-08-2022 11:14 PM (1 month ago)
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Hmmmm
Posted: at 11-08-2022 11:14 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 11-08-2022 11:29 PM (1 month ago)
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Ekweremadu must be released on bail!! he will just be on electronic tags!! he should get a better lawyer Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 11-08-2022 11:29 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Jiiitk4 at 12-08-2022 02:11 AM (1 month ago)
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When a Muslim northern lady was arrested in Saudi Arabia  on drug charges  the federal government of Nigeria  almost pulled heavens down to effect her release.  Why wouldn't the  fulani government of Nigeria distance itself in a case concerning  igbo man?
Posted: at 12-08-2022 02:11 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- smart61 at 12-08-2022 08:12 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Jiiitk4 on 12-08-2022 02:11 AM
When a Muslim northern lady was arrested in Saudi Arabia  on drug charges  the federal government of Nigeria  almost pulled heavens down to effect her release.  Why wouldn't the  fulani government of Nigeria distance itself in a case concerning  igbo man?
... BECAUSE THE WOMAN IN QUESTION MADE FORMAL REQUEST THROUGH THE EMBASSY IN THAT COUNTRY. EMBASSY OFFICIALS MAY COME FORWARD BUT LEGAL ASSISTANCE MAY NOT BE GIVEN. EKWEREMADU HAS REFUSED TO REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FROM THE GOVERNMENT. NOT ONLY THAT, IT IS A GENERAL HABITS OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT NOT TO PROVIDE ANY LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO ITS CITIZENS IF SERIOUS CRIME IS COMMITED ABROAD.
Posted: at 12-08-2022 08:12 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- constigoldo at 12-08-2022 08:53 AM (1 month ago)
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Hmmmm
Posted: at 12-08-2022 08:53 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
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