A public affairs analyst, Chuks Ibegbu has stated the reason the Federal Government neglected former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in his organ harvesting case in the United Kingdom.
Ibegbu lamented that the Nigerian government should have intervened stating that he served his father land when he was called upon.
He also claimed that the federal government’s silence exposed the double standards that has been going on for a while.
Ibegbu claimed that FG attitude towards the case shows that once a personality from a section of the country has issues, such a person is left to their fate.
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Recall that a court in the United Kingdom had sentenced Ekweremadu alongside his wife Beatrice and a medical doctor, Obinna Obeta to prison for organ harvesting.
Reacting, Ibegbu argued that Ekweremadu was abandoned because he is not from the favoured region in the country.
In an interview with Daily Post, Ibegbu said: “My take is that nobody is above the law, and the judicial system in London has convicted Ekweremadu, but the fact that he was a deputy Senate President and a high-ranking personality in Nigeria was enough reason for the Federal Government to intervene in the matter.
“I expected the Federal Government to have intervened in the matter and probably appealed for a reduced sentence or transferred the case down to Nigeria from London. It’s part of the inconsistency and double standard of the Federal Government on issues concerning some parts of the country.
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“It might have been borne out of the double dealings that once you are from the favoured part of the country, the Government takes your matter seriously, or else you are left to your fate. Like I said again, nobody is above the law; if you commit a crime, you should face the music.
“In the past eight years, the Federal Government has been known for favouritism. Once somebody not from the favourite place falls into problems, he or she is left to their fate.
“This does not mean we are encouraging crime, but with Ekweremadu’s status, we expected the Federal Government to be proactive and intervene and send a legal team to London, irrespective of the severity of his action; he’s an official of the Federal Government.“
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