Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has intervened into the legal matters of the former Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in the United Kingdom. Ekweremadu and his wife have been convicted over a crime of conspiracy involving organ trafficking of a 21-year-old Nigerian.
In a letter dated April 3, 2023 and addressed to the Chief Clerk of the Court titled ‘Ike Ekweremadu’, Obasanjo pointed out that though the Enugu West Senator’s action is condemnable and unacceptable, but he has contributed his quota to the socio-political development of Nigeria. He then urged the UK government to temper justice with mercy.
The former President said the UK government should consider Ekweremadu’s past records of good deeds and the plight of his ailing daughter before sentencing him and his wife. He cited the charitable work done by Ekweremadu through his Ikeoha Foundation that had impacted many lives in areas of access to healthcare and poverty reduction as some of the basis for a reconsideration of the punitive action by the United Kingdom.
See full letter below: