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Ekweremadu’s UK jail sentence dent on Nigeria’s image – Adamu Garba

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Ekweremadu’s UK jail sentence dent on Nigeria’s image – Adamu Garba

A former presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adamu Garba, has described the 10-year jail sentence handed to former Nigerian Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by a UK court as a dent on Nigeria’s image and sovereignty.

DAILY POST reported that a UK court has sentenced Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and Doctor Obinna Obeta to prison over organ harvesting.

Reacting via his Twitter handle on Friday, Garba insisted that it is not ideal for a former deputy Senate president to serve a jail term in a foreign country.

He urged the Federal Government to summon the UK ambassador to Nigeria and express displeasure with the situation.

He wrote: “I really don’t like this. I see it as a dent upon the image of our country and its sovereignty. A whole former deputy Senate president to serve a jail term in a foreign land? What kind of country are we?

“If Nigeria is serious on this issue, we should immediately summon a UK ambassador to Nigeria, express our displeasure with the situation, minding not the attitude of Senator Ekweremadu but the institution he represents, then, perhaps afterwards, negotiate within our diplomatic basket for what we can give them in order to get him back to Nigeria.”

Garba said exploring diplomatic means could bring Senator Ekweremadu and his wife to serve their jail terms in Nigeria.

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