Explore diplomatic options to free Ekweremadu from prison, Bamidele begs Tinubu
Senate Committee Chairman on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to explore diplomatic options to ensure the release of Senator Ike Ekwremadu from prison in the United Kingdom (UK).
Bamidele, who made the remark yesterday during the valedictory session of the 9th Senate, said what happened to Ekweremadu could happen to any parent. He, therefore, called on Tinubu to resume all necessary diplomatic shuttles toward the release of the former Deputy President of the Senate from UK prison.
He words: “My heart goes to that gentle man, distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu. What happened to him is something that could have happened to any parent.
“It is our own call to President Bola Tinubu that the administration should resume all the necessary diplomatic shuttle to ensure that Senator Ike Ekweremadu is released.”
It could be recalled that Ekweremadu was sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison for organ trafficking in May this year. The sentencing was done at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, UK.
Bamidele also mourned four Senators who died while serving the people of their senatorial districts and the country as a whole in the National Assembly, namely, Senator Bayo Osinowo, Senator Rose Oko, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu and Senator Ignatius Longjam.
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