The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has reacted to the arrest of former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged organ harvesting in the United Kingdom.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had earlier reported that Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, were arrested by the Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom over alleged human organ trafficking.
The Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later denied them bail and adjourned the matter to July 7.
In a statement signed by the President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the group called for caution over the case instead of the trial and conviction on social media.
The Igbo group said Ekweremadu’s letter to the UK Embassy before the trip proved that the Senator had no ill motive.
Okwu lamented that, “instead of waiting for the law to run its course, Ekweremadu has already been tried and convicted on social media.
“While we will not support any form of illegality, we make bold to say that Senator Ekweremadu has never been associated with any form of criminality, let alone one as much as organ trafficking.
“It is on this note that we ask for restraint from everyone commenting on this matter. From what we have gathered, there was a consent from the donor, who contrary to earlier reports is not a minor but a boy of over 20 years.”
“On the strength of these, we remain solidly behind Senator Ike Ekweremadu until the legal process is exhausted and it is proved otherwise,” he added.