The Nigerian Senate has disclosed moves to intervene in the arrests of Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice in the United Kingdom over alleged organ harvest.
Recall that Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice were arrested and arraigned at the Uxbridge Magistrate Court in London on conspiracy charges and organ harvest last week.
Speaking after a closed-door session on Wednesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said a high-powered delegation has been set up to pay a visit to the embattled couple presently in detention over an allegation of organ harvesting.
The delegation of the Upper Chamber would be made up of members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs led by Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, Bauchi North.
The senate president said;
“The high commission has also been able to provide some consular services that included the engagement of lawyers who defend our colleague. We commend them for putting this particular issue at stake,”
“Equally, the British, the Nigerian ministers of foreign affairs have been engaged here so that the ministry of foreign affairs extends diplomatic support for our colleague because this issue is already in court we have limited opportunity to discuss beyond what we have done so far.
“I want to assure the family of our colleague and Nigerians that the senate will continue to engage with our ministry of foreign affairs as well as the Nigerian high commission in London.
“The high commission has done so much but we still expect that it will continue to provide consular service. And we have also mandated our committee on foreign affairs to engage with the British commission here in Nigeria to find more details on this case as far as the high delegation is involved.
“There will be a delegation to London to see the former deputy senate president. A delegation from the senate committee on foreign affairs will leave in the next two days to London for that purpose.”