Things you should know about Ekweremadu, lawmaker and lawyer arrested for organ harvesting | Dailytrust

Things you should know about Ekweremadu, lawmaker and lawyer arrested for organ harvesting

Former Deputy Senate President and lawmaker in the current 9th National Assembly, Ike Ekweremadu, has been trending in the news for the wrong reason.

He and his wife have been arrested by the Metropolitan police in the United Kingdom for travelling with a child for organ harvesting.

Below are few things you should know about Ekweremadu:

Born in May 1962, Ike Ekweremadu is a Nigerian politician and lawyer from Enugu State. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degree in law from the University of Nigeria, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987.

He also holds Doctor of Philosophy in law from the University of Abuja, Nigeria. He is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party and was the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate for three consecutive (6th, 7th and 8th) times.

He began his political career in 1997 when he was appointed as the Executive Chairman of Aninri Local Government Council on the platform of the United Nigeria Congress Party and won the Best Council Chairman of the year, in 1997.

Ekweremadu was appointed Chief of staff to the governor of Enugu state in 1999 and served in that capacity till 2001. He was later appointed as Secretary to Enugu State Government in 2001 and served till 2002 when he began the race to the Senate on the platform of the PDP.

He was first elected as senator in 2003 and has remained in the red chamber till date through re-elections.

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