Dangiwa Umar, former military governor of Kaduna state, hailed the letter sent by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo to the chief clerk of the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, as both timely and pertinent.
Umar also praised the former military leader’s and ex-president’s deeds of kindness.
In a letter to the UK court, Obasanjo requested that the case against Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice for organ harvesting be reevaluated and the couple be granted pardons.
Obasanjo made his case by pleading with the court to take into account the couple’s ill daughter, Sonia, for whom they attempted to buy an organ. He also urged the court and the British government to balance justice with mercy.
Umar in a statement said: “I salute the great act of kindness and empathy by the elder statesman. “I do not know the senator but I am convinced of his good character as attested to by President Obasanjo who has earned a reputation in the resolution of international conflicts including being a member of the Eminent Persons Group which supervised the peaceful transition from apartheid to majority rule in both South Africa and Zimbabwe.
“May God heal their daughter Sonia. May he protect and provide for the young man, Mr David Nwamini.”
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