The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reacted to the sentencing of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu to prison by a United Kingdom court.
Recall that Ekweremadu was on Friday jailed in the United Kingdom for nine years and eight months for an organ trafficking plot.
His wife, Beatrice, was also jailed for four years and six months due to her “more limited involvement” in the plot, as the court described Ekweremadu as the “driving force throughout” the process.
Reacting to the travails of Ekweremadu during an interview with Punch, the spokesperson for apex Igbo group, Chief Alex Ogbonnia said the Federal Government did nothing to help the senator.
He said, “They did not treat him like someone who has served meritoriously in this country. Rather, while he was facing the travails, the Federal Government came out with charges and allegations of corruption and seized his properties.