The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has insisted that the Nigerian government will not interfere in the legal battle involving a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who is facing trial in the UK for alleged organ harvesting.
Malami disclosed this while speaking to journalists on Thursday at the 46th Session of the State House Briefing at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
“It has never been the tradition of the Nigerian government to interfere in anything judicial, local or international. And that stands the position of the government.
“On the intervention of Senator Ekweremadu, I have stated in the course of my presentation, that there has been in existence, a mutual legal assistance request and collaboration between Nigeria and other countries across the world. We will address it if there is such a request on the part of the senator,” Malami said.
Ekweremadu was charged by the UK Metropolitan Police with conspiracy to facilitate the travel of another person for organ harvesting.
The 60-year-old and his wife, Beatrice, 55, allegedly arranged the travel of a 21-year-old man from Nigeria to the UK.
The prosecutors claim the couple were planning to have his kidney removed, so it could be given to their ailing daughter.