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Ekweremadu Says EFCC Behind His Detention In UK

The detained former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of being responsible for his current ordeal in the United Kingdom, UK.

Ekweremadu, who is facing trial in the UK on allegation that he brought one David Ukpo into the country for the purpose of harvesting his organ, in fresh process he filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, said he would have been released on bail, if not for a letter he said was forwarded to the London Court by the EFCC.

The London Metropolitan Police had arrested Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, but the UK Court later ordered her release on bail, pending the determination of the case against them.

The UK court repeatedly rejected bail the bail application of the former dep senate president.

In the new process he filed through his team of lawyers led by Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, Ekweremadu claimed that his travail in the UK was compounded by the anti-graft agency.

He further accused the EFCC of secretly moving to seize his properties, after it ensured his continued detention with its letter.

Ekweremadu asked the court to vacate the interim order it made on November 4, which gave EFCC the nod to confiscate 40 of his properties.

Recall that Justice Inyang Ekwo had granted the interim forfeiture order based on an ex-parte application by the EFCC.

EFCC told the court that landed properties owned by the former lawmaker, ten in Enugu, three in the United States of America, USA, two in the United Kingdom, UK, one in Lagos, nine in Dubai, and 15 located in the Federal Capital Territory, are suspected to have been acquired with proceeds of crime.

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