Organ harvesting: Ohanaeze to sack Ekweremadu from Imeobi, demands recall from Senate

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has described the arrest of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, by the police in the UK over allegations of child’s organ harvest, as the height of atrocity against humanity.

The group also called for the couple to be allowed to face the consequences of their actions in the UK.

Metropolitan police had said Mr and Mrs Ekweremadu were charged with conspiracy to arrange and facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

They were also denied bail after appearing before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court on Thursday afternoon.

In a statement signed and forwarded to newsmen, Ohanaeze through its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said “The Igbo leadership will strip him of all titles and privileges accorded to him as an ImeObi member (the apex decision making organ of Ohanaeze) if he is found guilty of this grave allegations.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo also calls on the good people of Enugu West Senatorial zone to initiate the process of his recall from the Senate if he is finally convicted. This anathema is condemned in strong words and must come with strict sanctions against Ekweremadu.”

It added that “we doubt if he can recover from the despicable charges that might end his political sojourn as the Senator representing the Enugu West senatorial zone”.