Just In.. Ekweremadu: ECOWAS Parliament Speaker Writes UK For Leniency.

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohamed- Tunis, has written the Chief Clerk of the Central Criminal Court in the United Kingdom for leniency on behalf of Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who is being detained in UK for alleged organ trafficking alongside his wife,Beatrice.

Ekweremadu, who wass a former ECOWAS Speaker in the third Parliament, 2011 to 2015 is awaiting judgement after being found guilty of breaching UK laws relating to organ trafficking and modern slavery.

The letter written to the court on behalf of the Parliament, notes that though the ECOWAS Parliament does not support organ harvesting in anyway and by any method, it believed that lessons have been learnt, not only by the Ekweremadus but by everybody and therefore, fervently appealed to the honorable court, on behalf of the ECOWAS Parliament, for leniency in meting out justice to the couple.

Tunis said, he understands the position of the law, but only appealing for human face in the circumstance and that justice be tempered with mercy, considering Ekweremadu’s good behavior and contribution to the development of the society, the less privileged, and democracy.

He added that the former Speaker gives to charity work and is experienced in lawmaking both in Nigeria and internationally, as such very useful to his nation and the international community in public enlightenment as well as legal reforms campaign on organ trafficking to curtail such incidents drawing from his personal experience.

Recall that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, had earlier written to the court appealing for leniency.

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