Former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo has written a letter again, this time to the British authorities to temper justice with mercy in handing down sentence to the former Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Nwanneka Beatrice, in their Organ Harvesting Case in London.
In a two-page letter written and signed by Obasanjo himself and addressed to The Chief Clerk, Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London, he appealed to the Chief Clerk of the London court to take into consideration the age-long cordial relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and Federal Republic of Nigeria to appeal to the court and government of UK to let the sentencing of the accused consider their good character and parental instincts and care be taken into consideration.
Obasanjo who described the crime ascribed to the Ekweremadu’s as unpleasant and condemnable and should not be tolerated in civilized society however pleaded that Ekweremadu and wife who have used their Ikeoha Foundation to do many charitable works for the benefits of society and his conferment with the coveted honour of the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) are testament to his service to Nigeria.
The former President said that Mr. and Mrs. Ekweremadu have learnt their lessons and pleaded that their sentencing be reduced so that they can still in future contribute to the development of society and country.
Source: Prompt News.