- Special assistant to president Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie has commended UK judicial system over its prompt trial of Ike Ekweremadu
- Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice, were arrested and arraigned on Thursday, June 23 for conspiracy to transport a child into UK to harvest organ
- Onochie in a tweet on Thursday, June 23, urged the national judicial council to learn from the UK system, adding that speedy dispensation of justice reduce anger
Onochie also said the trial should be a lesson for Nigeria's national judicial council (NJC), adding that when justice is served speedily, it will reduce animosity and anger in the country.
While reacting to the development on Thursday, June 23, in a tweet via her verified Twitter handle, @Laurestar, Onochie called on the NJC to learn from the UK’s justice system and serve Nigerians the same way.
UK police arrests Ekweremadu
On Thursday, June 23, the UK’s metropolitan police's specialist crime unit said it was charging Ekweremadu and his wife with offences linked to allegations of organ harvesting.
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Ekweremadu, who is representing Enugu west, has been in the Nigeria's senate since 2003 and served as deputy senate president for three consecutive times.
Onochie in her reaction said, “Sen. Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice, have Been charged to court. No delay. No magomago. Instant justice. No faffing about.
“Our criminal justice system in Nigeria has lessons to learn. Speedy dispensation of justice would reduce animosity and anger.”
BREAKING: UK Magistrate Court Denies Ekweremadu and His Wife Bail
Legit.ng reports that Uxbridge Magistrate court has denied Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, and his wife, Beatrice, bail following their arrest.
Recall that the lawmaker was arrested and charged to court alongside his wife for bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.
According to Arise TV, Ike and Beatrice Ekweremadu both appear at Uxbridge Magistrate Court on charges relating to the conspiracy of human trafficking for organ harvesting.
Is Ekweremadu suffering from Igbo curse? Lawmaker lands in big trouble days after dismissing Peter Obi
Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, have been arrested and charged to court for bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.
This comes two days after the former deputy senate president dismissed the presidential ambition of Peter Obi.
The dismissal caused diverse reactions on social media with southeasterners angry with him over his statement.