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Organ harvesting: House of Rep writes UK govt to ‘temper justice with mercy” in sentencing Sen. Ike

The House of Representatives has asked the UK government and parliament to intervene in the sentencing of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.

According to LIB, the lawmakers want the UK court to “temper justice with mercy” in the sentencing of the lawmaker.

The former deputy senate president, his wife, Beatrice, 56, and Dr. Obinna Obeta, 51, were on March 24, found guilty of facilitating the travel of a young man to Britain with a view to his exploitation after a six-week trial at the Old Bailey. They are due for sentencing on May 5.

During plenary on Tuesday, May 2, the Nigerian lawmakers asked the federal government to take diplomatic steps to “intervene” in the trial of the former deputy Senate President. The resolution was passed following the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Toby Okechukwu, a lawmaker from Enugu.

 The lawmakers asked the clerk of the lower legislative chamber to “convey” their resolutions in writing to British Embassy, UK government and the parliament.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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