The Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has berated the Nigerian Government over the travails of the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in the United Kingdom, UK.
Ohanaeze’s spokesman, Alex Ogbonnia, accused the Federal Government of being after Ekweremadu.
Ogbonnia wondered why the Federal Government would confiscate Ekwereamdu’s properties amid his travail in the UK.
A UK court had sentenced Ekweremadu to nine years in prison for organ trafficking and harvesting plot.
However, Ogbonnia accused the Federal Government of doing nothing to help Ekweremadu.
A statement by Ogbonnia reads: “They did not treat him like someone who has served meritoriously in this country.
“Rather, while he was facing the travails, the federal government came out with charges and allegations of corruption and seized his properties.
“This is a man who has been around you, walked with you for years and when he needed your help, they were busy talking about auctioning his properties.
“All those things indicated that it was not only the UK court that was after him, but the FG was also after him.”