The House of Representatives has appealed to the UK government and parliament to step in and help former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice reverse their sentence.
According to the assemblymen, there is a need to “temper justice with mercy.”
The former deputy senate president, his wife, Beatrice, 56, and Dr. Obinna Obeta, 51, were found guilty of organ harvesting on 24th March, after a six-week trial at the Old Bailey.
To commit the crime, they had helped a young man travel to Britain but with the plan of exploiting him of his kidney.
During their meeting on Tuesday, May 2, the Nigerian lawmakers asked the federal government to take diplomatic steps to “intervene” in the trial of the accused. The resolution was passed after a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Toby Okechukwu (a assemblyman from Enugu) was adopted. The House further asked the clerk of the lower legislative chamber to relay their resolutions in writing to British Embassy, UK government and the parliament.