- Senator Smart Adeyemi has revealed that Nigerian senators will not abandon their colleague Ike Ekweremadu
- Recall that the former deputy senate president was arrested and charged alongside his wife in UK over organ harvesting allegation
- According to the Adeyemi, there is still a lot of unknown aspects of the case hence the need to proceed with caution
Senator Smart Adeyemi has has declared that Nigerian senators will not abandon Ike Ekweremadu and his wife.
According to the federal lawmaker who was reacting to allegations of organ harvesting levelled against former deputy Senate President Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu, some of them are making efforts to reach out to him.
He made this known while speaking in an interview with Channels Television.
Senator Adeyemi insisted that there is still a lot of unknown aspects of the case hence the need to proceed with caution and not be quick to condemn Senator Ekweremadu.
“This issue is most unfortunate. It’s something that is very disturbing to everybody in the Senate because he is one of us; but more importantly is the fact that I know him to be a man of great value and strength of character; a man with very high moral foundation.
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“But having said this, I think it is too early to start apportioning blame as to whether he is guilty or not. All of us who are colleagues, we are feeling the pains and we are standing with Ike Ekweremadu on this. We will not abandon him to this.
“Effort is being made by quite a number of Senators to see what we can do by way of giving moral support and any other support that is required.
“But we want to get get the full details of the case. The issues are that the victim was not of age, that he was below 18 years old, so he could not be seen to have had the right of determining as to whether he could offer his organs for someone else.”
Meanwhile, more facts have emerged over the identity of David Ukpo Nwanmini the boy who was taken to the United Kingdom for organ harvesting by the former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice.
According to an acquittance who is a businessman and laptop engineer, Oyekan Tobi, the boy is definitely not a 15-year-old boy.
Vanguard newspaer reports that Tobi, who is also a postgraduate student of the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Ogba Lagos, spoke after the passport of the allegedly 15years boy surfaced online.