Abakiliki: The Ebonyi State Government has expressed its solidarity with the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, CFR, PhD in the ongoing organ harvesting allegation being levelled against him and his wife, Dr Mrs Beatrice Ekweremadu in the United Kingdom.
In a statement issued by the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information, Barr Uchenna Orji, the State Government also states that it was reaching out to the family of David Okemini Ukpo, the said victim, from Ebonyi State.
The statement reads:
“1. Ebonyi State Government is following up the turn of events and twists that followed the medical intention of the former Deputy Senate President, Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu over the health condition of his daughter Ms Sonia Ekweremadu and the circumstances that led to the detention of Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife in United Kingdom.
- While we urge the UK Government to act progressively and meticulously and critically look at the intention (Mens rea) and the minds of the detained family and please give them the benefit of the doubt, we enjoin the public especially those with shades of opinions and surge of anxieties to remain calm as we hope to see light at the end of the tunnel.
- The State Government is reaching out to the family of David Okemini Ukpo from Ebonyi State, whose information to the Metropolitan Authority of UK orchestrated the criminal charge incidented against the Distinguished Senator and his wife. The State Government stands with Senator Ike Ekweremadu at this trial moment and hopes that the truth and nothing but the truth shall guide the outcome of the matter.
- WITH Signed Hon. Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji
(Honourable Commissioner for Information and State Orientation)