Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has sent a solidarity message to embattled former deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu and his wife.
Recall that Ekweremadu was charged to court on Thursday in the United Kingdom after being accused of bringing a child to the country in order to harvest his organs.
According to the court proceedings, Ekweremadu and Beatrice appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court.
The station reported, “The alleged victim, in this case, is a homeless 15-year-old boy who was brought to the UK by Mr and Mrs Ekweremadu off the streets of Lagos, Nigeria.
“They are both charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with the aim of exploitation, namely organ harvesting.
“They conspired to bring a child from Nigeria, a 15-year-old boy to harvest his organ; the boy was promised a better life. The prosecutors told the court that the former Deputy Senate President procured a passport for the boy and claimed he was 21 years old but discovered that he was 15 years old.
“The court learnt that Ekweremadu’s daughter had been battling with kidney failure and has been on dialysis for a while and needed a kidney transplant. So, the boy was brought in to give one of his kidneys to the daughter.”
Reacting to the story via his Twitter page on Friday, Obi said “My family and I are with the Ekweremadu’s over their travail. We join all men of goodwill in praying for the healing of their daughter and commit them into God’s hand for justice to be done”