June 29, (THEWILL) – The Senate has announced plans to send a high-powered delegation to London on Friday, to interface with the British government, over the ongoing organ harvesting trial involving the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekwerenmadu.
Ekweremadu and his wife are currently in detention, over alleged “organ harvesting” scandal in the UK.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, announced this at a resumed plenary, after the lawmakers met behind closed doors on Wednesday.
Lawan assured Nigerians and the family of Senator Ekwerenmadu that “the Senate will continue to engage the British High Commission on the issue.”
He also disclosed that the High Commissioner was in touch “with the place, which the Ekwerenmadus were taken to”, pointing out that the Commissioner has presented lawyers to defend and protect the Defendants.
The Senate President further asked all government agencies to ensure that justice is done on the matter and that relevant government institutions provide the necessary information to aid in bringing the issue to a logical conclusion.
He commended defence lawyers to Senator Ekweremadu and his wife, who he said were working hard to get them out of detention.
Lawan added that the Senate delegation would include the members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.
“The Senate delegation will include members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs who shall travel out in two days time”, Lawan said.