Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has blamed his travails in London on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Senator, who is being detained in London in connection with an alleged scandal involving organ harvesting, testified on Thursday before the Federal High Court, Abuja, that the anti-graft agency sent a letter to the London Court, which caused the foreign court to deny his application for bail.

The accusations made by Ekweremadu were included in a court application he made in Nigeria asking for a ruling to overturn an interim decision that had been made in favor of the Federal Government forfeiting 40 of his properties both inside and outside of Nigeria.

Ekweremadu asserted in the case submitted by his attorney, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo SAN, that the EFCC withheld information and facts regarding the assets, which led to the Federal Government receiving the forfeiture order in error.

The incaserated Senator said the EFCC deceitfully secured the forfeiture order for the government by hiding the fact that the inquiry into the 40 properties began in 2008.

He claimed, among other things, that the EFCC knew for sure that he was being held in London when the application for forfeiture of the properties was made and debated.

SOURCE: Daily Post

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