Ike Ekweremadu: Obasanjo writes UK court begs them to have mercy on Ex-Deputy Senate President

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Ike Ekweremadu: Have mercy – Obasanjo writes UK court

 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written to the Chief Clerk of the Central Criminal Court in London, requesting that the conviction of former Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, be tempered with mercy.

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Ekweremadu and his wife, along with the Nigerian doctor Obinna Obeta, were recently found guilty of attempting to harvest organs from a Nigerian who was trafficked to the United Kingdom in order to provide a kidney for their sick daughter.

 

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Obasanjo, in a letter dated April 3, 2023 and addressed to the Chief Clerk of the court and titled “Re: Ike Ekweremadu,” stated that despite Ekweremadu’s action being reprehensible and unacceptable, he has contributed to the socio-political development of Nigeria and that his punishment should take into account his past records of good deeds and the plight of his ailing daughter.

 

Obasanjo’s letter includes the following: “Mr. Chief Clerk, I am aware of the current difficulties and conviction of Ike Ekweremadu and his wife in the United Kingdom as a result of their being charged with conspiring to arrange the travel of a 21-year-old from Nigeria to the United Kingdom for organ harvesting for their daughter.

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I am aware of the ramifications of their behaviour, and I dare to say that it is repugnant, reprehensible, and intolerable in any sane or civilised society.

 

“However, it is my fervent desire for the very warm relations between the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Nigeria; for his position as one of the distinguished Senators of the Nigerian Parliament, and also for the sake of their daughter in question whose current health condition is in jeopardy and requires an urgent medical attention, that you will use your good offices to intervene and appeal to the court and the government of the United Kingdom to be magnanimous en route to their daughter’s release.”

 

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“I hope Mr. and Mrs. Ekweremadu have learned from this distressing experience to guide their future actions or inactions so they can continue to be outstanding members of their community and contribute fully to the good of society in particular and the nation in general.”

 

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