Peter Obi Reacts To Ekweremadu, Wife’s Arrest In UK


Former Governor of Anambra and Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has expressed support for the three-time deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, over his arrest in the United Kingdom..

Obi in a tweet posted on his Twitter handle, on Friday, prayed for justice for the lawmaker as well as the healing of his ailing daughter.

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The tweets Reads;

“My family and I are with the Ekweremadus over their travail. We join all men of good will in praying for the healing of their daughter and commit them into God’s hand for justice to be done,” he said via his Twitter handle.

It would be recalled that Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, on Thursday, were denied bail after Metropolitan Police arraigned the couple before the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in London, on the count charge of child trafficking and organ harvesting involving a boy, said to be homeless in Lagos.

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They were charged following an investigation by the police’s specialist crime team.

According to the police, the investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.

Ekweremadu and his wife were subsequently remanded in custody until July 7 pending further investigation.

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