The Ebonyi State Government says it will track the family of the kidney donor, who accused former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and wife, Beatrice, of organ harvesting.
Recall that the London Metropolitan Police had charged Ekeremadu and wife to court, for allegedly bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.
They were subsequently remanded in custody until July 7 pending further investigation.
Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information, Uchenna Orji, said the state is following the turn of events and is making efforts to contact Ukpo’s family members, who are from the state.
“While we urge the UK government to act progressively and meticulously and critically look at the intention (mens rea) and the minds of the detained family and please give them the benefit of the doubt, we enjoin the public, especially those with shades of opinions and surge of anxieties to remain calm as we hope to see light at the end of the tunnel,” the statement reads.
“The state government is reaching out to the family of David Okemini Ukpo from Ebonyi state, whose information to the Metropolitan Authority of UK orchestrated the criminal charge against the distinguished senator and his wife.
“The state government stands with Senator Ike Ekweremadu at this trial moment and hopes that the truth and nothing but the truth shall guide the outcome of the matter.”