- Beatrice Ekweremadu, 55, was denied her request to appear in court alongside her husband on Thursday 30 June
- A wife of a former Deputy Senate Speaker of Nigeria, Beatrice, had told the court that she had not seen her husband since last Thursday’s hearing to appear on charges bordering on child trafficking and attempted organ harvesting
Uxbridge Magistrates Court in the UK on Thursday 30 June dismissed an application by his side, Beatrice, wife of former Senate Deputy Speaker Ike Ekweremadu to appear.
Channels Television reports that Beatrice had petitioned the court to allow her to appear on the side of the legislature, because she had asked him since the last hearing last Thursday, June 23, hadn’t seen more.
While lawmakers were allowed to speak, t Wice in court – confirmation of his name and date of birth – his wife Beatrice’s application was denied.
Her two sons were also at Uxbridge Magistrates Court when their father reappeared on Thursday. June 30.
Speaker Gbajabiamila promises to intervene
Ekweremadu’s trial, which was adjourned until July 7, was found to have sped up barely 24 hours came after Nigeria’s Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, said diplomatic pressure would be applied to ensure the embattled lawmaker got a fair hearing.
In addition, Gbajibiamila also had his colleague assures the lower chamber that he would arrange a meeting with the Speaker of the British Parliament to explore ways to get justice for Ekweremadu.
Hope rises for Ekweremadu as Buhari’s government hires lawyers to help him
< p class="align-left">Meanwhile, the federal government had hired lawyers to defend Ekweremadu and his wife Beatr ice, on allegations of organ harvesting.
On Wednesday June 29th, Senate President Ahmad Lawan noted that the government has already hired a team of experienced legal experts on the issue through the Nigerian High Commission.
Lawan said after a closed-door session with senators Journalists that the Commission had provided all consular services including hiring lawyers to defend Ekweremadu.
He added that a delegation from his Committee on Foreign Affairs sent Senator Ike Ekweremadu and visiting his wife on Friday July 1st.