Respite may be on the way for embattled former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, as the Senate, Wednesday, dispatched a high-powered delegation to the United Kingdom.
The move followed high-level diplomatic engagements between the leadership of the upper legislative chamber with Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Amb. Ishola Sharafa and the Foreign Affairs Minister, Godfrey Onyeama.
The Senate delegation is expected to show solidarity with Ekweremadu who is detained at an Uxbridge Police facility after he and his wife were arraigned on allegations of organ harvesting by the Metropolitan Police.
The meeting between the Senate leadership, Amb. Sharafa and Mr Onyeama, which held behind closed doors lasted over an hour.
The Senate delegation is made up of mainly members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Chaired by Sen. Adamu Bulkachuwa, a seasoned diplomat who will leave Nigeria for the United Kingdom on Friday.
The Committee on Foreign Affairs was further mandated to engage with the British High Commission in Nigeria so as to get more details on the matter.
In his address to the Senate Wednesday, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan expressed satisfaction over consular services and diplomatic support so far extended to Ekweremadu and his wife by the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom.
The embattled couple is expected again at the Uxbridge Magistrate’s Court on July 7.