The Federal House of Representatives has resolved to intervene in the organ harvesting case in the United Kingdom involving a former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, urging British authorities to handle the case fairly.

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, who has been championing a cause he termed ‘legislative diplomacy,’ particularly said he would contact the Speaker of the British House of Commons,  Lindsay Hoyle, with the hope of getting the United Kingdom to follow due process in Ekweremadu’s investigation.

Gbajabiamila also stressed the need for Nigeria to mount pressure on the British Government diplomatically.

The Speaker made this known in his remarks on a motion of urgent public importance moved by a member of the House, Abdulkadir Abdullahi, who sought justice and fairness for all parties in the case.

Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, had been arrested by the Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organ of a minor, Nwamini David, who is currently in protective custody.

Credit: Punch

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