Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his family are going through difficult times, according to Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate. He and his family are praying for them.
The London Metropolitan police detained Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice due to their involvement in organ harvesting. They are accused of plotting to smuggle a child to the UK so that their organs might be harvested.
Following the news’s first release, Obi used his Twitter account to express his support for the Enugu legislator while also pleading for justice.
He tweeted on Friday morning, “My family and I are with the Ekweremadu’s over their struggle.
“We join all men of goodwill in praying for the healing of their daughter and commit them into God’s hand for justice to be done.”
At the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court, Ekweremadu and his wife pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to a Daily Mail report.
“These are serious allegations and these matters are now adjourned until 7 July back here at Uxbridge,” Magistrate Lois Sheard said.
Ms Sheard remanded both defendants into custody ahead of their hearing next month.
Meanwhile, the police said the child involved in the matter “has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support”.
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