The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has reacted to the organ harvesting accusation against Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, in the United Kingdom.
The London metropolitan police, on Thursday arrested and charged Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, to court for allegedly transporting a child to the UK for organ harvesting.
The London metropolitan police had reported that the couple were charged after an investigation by the police’s specialist crime team.
With reference to the police, the investigation was started after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.
The ex deputy speaker and his wife were later remanded in custody until July 7 awaiting further investigation.
Mr.Obi, via a tweet on Friday, expressed concern over the allegation, noting justice should be served on the case.
“My family and I are with the Ekweremadu’s over their travail,” Obi tweeted.
“We join all men of goodwill in praying for the healing of their daughter and commit them into God’s hand for justice to be done.”
Several weeks ago, Ekweremadu reportedly said that people from the south-east geo-political zone will not vote for LP in the 2023 general elections.
Even though he admitted that Obi is a credible candidate, Ekweremadu mentioned that south-easterners should not “throw away” their vote on LP because it cannot win the presidency.