The former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has weighed in on the legal troubles of the former deputy Senate president of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who was charged with conspiracy to harvest organs from a 21-year-old Nigerian.

Obasanjo wrote to the Chief Clerk of the Court titled ‘Ike Ekweremadu’ in a letter dated April 3, 2023, saying even though the Senator’s action was condemnable and unacceptable, he had contributed to the socio-political development of Nigeria.

He then urged the British government to temper justice with mercy.

The former president argued that before punishing Ekweremadu and his wife, the UK government should take into account their good acts in the past as well as the predicament of his sick daughter.

In the first conviction for organ trafficking under the Modern Slavery Act in the United Kingdom, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and their doctor Obinna Obeta will be sentenced on May 5.

They were found guilty of enabling a 21-year-old street trader from Lagos to journey to London so that he could be used for his organ.

Read Obasanjo’s letter below,

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