House of Representatives takes quick action over Ekweremadu’s travail
The House of Representatives unanimously declared that it would not tolerate any actions that might be seen as demeaning to Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu.
The House ordered the ministry of foreign affairs to get to work right away after declaring that Ekwerenmadu, a sitting senator and former deputy Senate President, deserved all the assistance that the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom could provide.
The House also requested a briefing on Ekwerenmadu’s difficulties in London from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the acting Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Issa Jere, and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Identity Management Commission.
The resolutions were passed shortly after a motion was made regarding the arrest of the former Deputy Senate President and his wife, Beatrice, last week in London on suspicion of conspiring to harvest organs.
Recall that Ejes Gist Newspaper reported that Both the senator and his wife were charged in Uxbridge Magistrate Court.
The House also instructed Nigeria’s high commissioner to the UK and the federal ministry of foreign affairs to take all feasible measures to ensure that they have access to all consular services.
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At Tuesday’s plenary, under the heading “Matters of Urgent Public Importance,” Hon. Abdullahi Abdulkadir Ningi and Hon. Haruna Mshelia made a motion asking the federal government of Nigeria and relevant corporate bodies, in particular the National Identity Commission, Nigerian Immigration Service, and banks, to respond promptly to a valid request for information in order to facilitate the prompt resolution of the charges against the cou
The House additionally urged the Nigerian Embassy in the UK and the Ministry of Health to care for Ekweremadu’s daughter while the legal matter is pending.
Ningi, who proposed the motion, mentioned the UK’s metropolitan police’s arrest of Senator Ike Ekwermadu, a Nigerian citizen who is currently serving as a senator for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a former deputy president of that body, and a former deputy speaker of the ECOWAS parliament.
The Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, emphasized earlier that a criminal charge does not equate to a conviction or concrete evidence of guilt.
He revealed a conversation he had with the UK’s High Commissioner, who gave him assurances of justice.
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“We would all do well to keep in mind that being charged with a crime does not automatically result in a finding of guilt.
The legal process to verify the truth of the allegation and compile enough evidence to support the charges therein is just getting started at this point.
Let’s keep in mind that until that process is finished, there are people involved in this issue who are fellow citizens whose lives have changed in ways that none of us would ever wish for ourselves.
“I request that the Nigerian High Commission provide Senator Ekweremadu with all the defence and assistance he will need to defend himself, as well as his family.
Yes, I have spoken with the British High Commissioner. He has been very proactive, and we spoke this morning.
He has completed all necessary tasks. Ekweremadu has been given access to the Queen’s Counsel.
He can talk to him. According to Gbajabiamila, “The Nigerian High Commission is taking all necessary steps to ensure that Senator Ekweremadu is provided with the full opportunities, rights, and privileges that he would need to defend himself.
When the motion was put to a voice vote, the entire House unanimously approved it.
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