In a recent statement made by the Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s lawyer, Garvin Irwin has said that the former deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife has denied allegations of human trafficking.
“He said at no stage has he arranged transport for anyone with intention to exploit them. His wife similarly denied the allegations in her prepared statement, the court heard. There is no question this is a serious allegation. Mr Ekweremadu is a member of the senate in Nigeria.
“He has previously held an even more senior role as deputy president of the senate and is a member of the bar in Nigeria. He is a principal in a law firm that bears his name.
“Those issues taken together go way beyond him being a person of good character, rather that he has led a blameless life as a public servant. The allegations are nothing short of preposterous.
Antonia Gray, for Mrs Ekweremadu’s lawyer has also denied the allegation on her client saying, “She has never been complicit or involved in any alleged illegal trafficking of any young person. She is a financial accountant with an unblemished record”.