Abubakar Malami has stated that the Nigerian government will not intervene in the legal dispute involving Ike Ekweremadu, a former Vice President of the Senate who is currently on trial in the UK for suspected organ harvesting.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, on Thursday during the 46th State House Briefing at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, revealed this while addressing the media.
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Malami said, “The Nigerian government has never had a history of meddling in court matters, whether they be national or international. And the government continues to hold that view.
“Regarding Senator Ekweremadu’s involvement, I have said during my presentation that there has been cooperation and a request for mutual legal help between Nigeria and other nations across the world. If the senator requests something like that, we will deal with it,” he added.
The UK Metropolitan Police accused Ekweremadu of conspiring to make it easier for someone else to travel for organ harvesting.
The 60-year-old is accused of arranging for a 21-year-old male to fly from Nigeria to the UK with his 55-year-old wife, Beatrice.
According to the prosecution, the couple intended to have his kidney removed so that it might be donated to their ill daughter.