Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said that he is certain former Deputy Senate Speaker Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice will not be convicted for the alleged organ harvesting charge in the United Kingdom.
Recall that reports from the Met Police had alleged that Ekweremadu and his wife brought a 15-year-old boy to the United Kingdom with the intent of harvesting his kidney for their daughter who is on dialysis.
However, the duo pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
FFK had earlier stated that the couple would be freed insisting that the former DSP could not be involved in human trafficking.
Speaking further on the incident, via a statement he signed, the politician has once again said that there is no evidence against Ekweremadu.
He wrote: “As I said from the outset, I cannot and will not condemn my friend and brother Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his beautiful wife unless I see the evidence of their wrongdoing or they are convicted by a court of law.
“I am now convinced that there is NO evidence and that they will NOT be convicted.
“There is also a distinct possibility that the charges may eventually be dropped or thrown out by the court if the British want to play it fairly.
“I believe that the London Metropolitan Police have acted hastily and in error or that they are simply behaving in a typically racist manner all in an attempt to demonize and stigmatise a Nigerian public figure and Nigerians generally even though the evidence before them cannot possibly justify the charge or a conviction”.