The Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom has hired legal counsels for former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, who are facing trial over allegations of organ harvesting at Oxbridge Magistrates’ Court in London.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, in a statement by his media aide, Dr. Ezrel Tabiowo, said the High Commission is already providing some consular services to support the embattled former Deputy Senate President, disclosing that some lawyers have been engaged to defend Ekweremadu and his wife in court.
Lawan also further disclosed that a delegation of the Senate would on or before Friday this week visit Ekweremadu and his wife in London.
In the statement titled, ‘Senate Delegation to Visit Ekweremadu, Wife in London,’ Lawan said the Senate resolved to wade into Ekweremadu’s arrest and detention after a briefing by the Nigerian High Commissioner to London, Alhaji Isola Sarafa.
He said: “I had a personal engagement with our Nigerian High Commissioner to Britain, Alhaji Isola Sarafa, who has done so well to establish contact with our colleague, who has been able to get his team to be in the court at Uxbridge where Ekweremadu was taken to.
“The High Commission has also been able to provide some consular services that include the engagement of some lawyers who will defend our colleague.
“We commend them for giving attention to the issue at stake. Equally, the Nigeria Foreign Affairs Minister has been engaged here, so that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes steps to provide diplomatic support for our colleague.
“Because this issue is already in court, we have limited opportunity to discuss beyond what we have done so far.”