Ike Ekweremadu Is Facing Hard Times in His Political Life; An Analysis of Recent Undoings Around Him Calls For Deep Reflection
The news of the arrest of Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child, has gone viral on social media, with Nigerians saying that nemesis has caught up with him.
The Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London detained him and his wife, Beatrice, for alleged human trafficking and organ harvesting.
Charity Reporters reported thus;
Former deputy Senate President and former Governorship aspirant, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Nwanneka Beatrice, have been charged with conspiring to bring a child to the UK in order to harvest organs, the Metropolitan Police said.
Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.
Charges were brought against the couple following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime team.
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A child has now been safeguarded.
Sky News had reported earlier that the investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022, the force said.
Ike Ekweremadu seems to be having strong battle in his political life going by recent unfoldings around him.
Recall that he failed to secure the PDP governorship ticket in the last primaries of his party, and would also not be returning as a senator.
In the 2019 election, Ekweremadu was accused of working against the PDP because the presidential candidate of the party for the election, Atiku Abubakar, chose Obi as running mate over him. He, however, claimed he did so because he was not consulted.
Ekweremadu has also been knocked recently for urging the South-East region not to vote for the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi who is widely loved, in the 2023 presidential election, saying it would be a waste.
Even the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) lampooned him over what it terms unguarded and provocative utterances against the former governor of Anambra State.
The arrest in the UK will be the second time Ekweremadu will be having issues in Europe.
He was attacked in Europe sometime in 2021 by a mob suspected to be angry Nigerians while attending an Igbo cultural event in Germany.
In the one-minute video that surfaced online, the mob chanted ‘go back’ while trying to deny Ekweremadu entry.
The lawmaker had initially retreated but later turned back towards the entrance of the venue. In reaction, the men furiously dragged Ekweremadu out of the venue, ripping his clothes.
While many of his fans have prayed for vindication and mercy, some Peter Obi’s tweeps have taken to social media to express that his experiences are nemesis following Utterances towards Peter Obi.
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