- The arrest of Ike Ekweremadu by British authorities was major trending news in Nigeria and beyond.
- The Senator was arrested in the UK on suspected Organ Harvesting Arrested , British Authorities Say
- A document has shown that the former Deputy Senate President informed the British High Commission in Nigeria of his mission
FCT, Abuja – A letter released by Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s media team indicates that the Enugu-born politician informed the British authorities that he would take a boy abroad to give his daughter a kidney transplant.
The letter accompanied the Senator’s visa application for the boy, addressed to the British High Commission in Abuja.< /p>
Anyway However, the boy’s minority may have prompted the arrest of the former Senate Deputy Speaker and his wife.
Part of the letter read:
“I am writing in support of the visa application of Mr Ukpo Nwamini David who is currently carrying out medical checks for a kidney donation to Ms Sonia Ekweremadu.
“David and Sonia will be at the Royal Free Hospital London and I will provide the necessary funds. I have attached a statement of my bank account.
“Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.”
Some Nigerians have been Sharing a photo of the letter on social media
UK Magistrates’ Court refuses to release Ekweremadu and his wife
Recall that lawmakers arrested and he was on trial with his wife for bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.
The couple appeared in court on charges of conspiracy to traffic in human beings for the purpose of Organ Harvesting.
Court Says Teen With Ekweremadu Was Homeless
A previous report had shown the victim to be a homeless boy who got off the street was brought from Lagos state.
Ekweremadu and his wife mus sen convince British authorities that the boy was not forced to donate his kidney.
The case was adjourned to Thursday 7th July.