Council of Elders of apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has asked the President General, Prof. George Obiozor, to ensure that the organisation is represented legally at the trial of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in London.
Ekweremadu is being tried in a London Court for organ harvesting.
In a letter addressed to the Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and entitled “Travail of our illustrious son Senator Ike Ekweremadu” which signed by the Chairman, Council of Elders of the body, Chief Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu (Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo), the Ohanaeze Ndigbo World Wide stressed that it is determined to defend any honest and patriotic citizen whose right and freedom is being unduly trampled upon anywhere in the world.”
Iwuanyanwu said the news about the arrest of the Former Deputy Senate President with his wife was received with shock in many places, especially within the rank and file of the umbrella body of Ohanaeze Ndigbo where Ekweremadu is a very active member.
He expressed delight that the true story about the predicament of the embattled former Deputy Senate President and his wife had begun to emerge.
The statement said, “We do not have any doubt whatsoever that the truth will emerge and our son and his wife will be vindicated. We are however happy and profoundly appreciative of your solidarity to your dear colleague and friend during this trying period”.
The elders also prayed that the Almighty God would visit the daughter of Ekweremadu who is sick with divine healing.
Ekweremadu on Thursday had the first favourable ruling when the Crown Court upheld that the alleged organ donor was not a minor.