According to a report by SaharaReporters, a splinter Ohanaeze Ndigbo group has threatened to sack former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, as a member of its decision-making organ “Ime-Obi” over his arrest on suspicions of organ harvesting and child trafficking in the United Kingdom.
The news of Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice’s arrest broke Thursday afternoon in Nigeria after various foreign media reported that they were remanded in police custody after a UK Court in Uxbridge denied them bail over an alleged child trafficking and organ harvesting plan.
The Ohanaeze splinter group in a reaction statement signed by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, described Ekweremadu’s alleged offence as atrocious.
The statement partly read, "Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has described the arrest of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu, by the UK police on allegations of child organ harvesting as the height of “monstrosities and atrocities” against humanity.
“They should be allowed to face the consequences of their actions in UK. The Igbo leadership will strip him of all titles and privileges accorded to him as an Ime-Obi member (the apex decision making organ of Ohanaeze) if he is found guilty of this allegations.”
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo also calls on the good people of Enugu West Senatorial zone to initiate the process of his recall from the Senate if he is finally convicted. This anathema is condemned in strong words and must come with strict sanctions against Ekweremadu.
“Ndigbo will not condone such actions in Igboland, he dishonored the people he represents in the Senate. The stigma of these allegations will torment Ike Ekweremadu and his wife," it concluded.