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King Charles May Pardon Ekweremadu Today – Lawyer

A Legal practitioner, Kayode Ajulo, has said that the new British Monarch, King Charles III could pardon Sen. Ike Ekweremadu on the occasion of his coronation on Saturday.

Ajulo said this in an interview with Channels Television yesterday.

He said, “There must be a way out’ King Charles’ coronation is an opportunity for a pardon request.

“There is a thin line between organ harvesting and donation. The UK Modern Slavery Act rarely weighs the intent of the action,” he added.

“Now that Ekweremadu has been sentenced, this is the time to do that (ask for pardon). Tomorrow King Charles III will be coronated as the King of England, as the Head of State.

“There is what is called royal prerogative for pardon, I believe anybody that wants to write a letter, anybody that wants to make a plea for Ekweremadu, this is the best time to ask the sovereignty of the United Kingdom; that is His Majesty King Charles III to pardon Ekweremadu.

“The precedent has been there since as far back as 1717, King George did the same. In 2003 and even as close as 2021, the same thing happened.

“Sovereign can do that and I believe that is the plea we need to do for Ekweremadu, not to be writing and interfering with the conduct of the court,” Ajulo said.

The former Deputy Senate President, was on Friday sentenced to nine years and eight months in jail for plotting to harvest a man’s kidney for his sick daughter.

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His wife Beatrice was handed four years, six months sentence while Obinna Obeta, a medical doctor got a 10 years’ sentence for the same offence.

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