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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice in Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, has maintained that the Nigerian government has resolved not to interfere in the legal battle involving a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, who is facing trial in the UK for alleged organ harvesting.
Malami made this disclosure yesterday while speaking to journalists at the 46th Session of the State House Briefing at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
His words; ‘It has never been the tradition of the Nigerian government to interfere in anything judicial, local or international. And that stands the position of the government.’
‘On the intervention of Senator Ekweremadu, I have stated in the course of my presentation, that there has been in existence, a mutual legal assistance request and collaboration between Nigeria and other countries across the world. We will address it if there is such a request on the part of the senator,’ Malami added.
Africa Today News, New York recalls that Ekweremadu was charged by the UK Metropolitan Police with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of another person for organ harvesting.
The 60-year-old and his wife, Beatrice, 55, allegedly arranged the travel of a 21-year-old man from Nigeria to the UK.
The prosecutors claim the couple were planning to have his kidney removed, so it could be given to their ailing daughter.
This revelation from the AGF is coming a few days after Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan claimed that the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom had engaged the services of lawyers to defend the senator representing Enugu West Senatorial District, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice who are currently being prosecuted in London.
Recall that Ekweremadu had alongside his wife, was arrested by the UK Metropolitan Police a week ago for conspiracy to harvest the organs of a minor.
Ekweremadu and his wife allegedly facilitated David’s entry into the UK to transplant his kidney into their daughter, Sonia, who is suffering from kidney failure.