|Date of Birth:
|May 12, 1962 (61 years old)
What is Ike Ekweremadu’s Net Worth?
Ike Ekweremadu is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who has a net worth of $100 million. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party and has served as vice president of the Nigerian senate for three consecutive senates—the sixth, seventh, and eighth.
Ekweremadu and his wife were accused of conspiring to organize the entry of a 21-year-old into the UK in order to harvest organs on June 23, 2022, before a UK Magistrate’s Court.
Ike Ekweremadu was born on 12 May 1962 in Amachara Mpu, Enugu state. He is a native of Aninri Local Government Area and hails from Enugu State.
He graduated from the University of Nigeria with a law degree at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels, and in 1987 he was admitted to the Nigerian Bar Association.
He also earned a doctorate degree in philosophy from the University of Abuja in Nigeria
He won a seat in the Nigerian Senate on April 12, 2003.
As vice chairman of the Senate’s Information Committee in September 2003, Chief Ekweremadu declared that the Senate will conduct a thorough investigation into the charges of bribery made by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) against minister Mallam Nasir el-Rufai.
As the Southern Senators’ Forum’s spokesperson in July 2006, Ekweremadu refuted claims that the group had struck a pact to hand the North back power in the 2007 elections.
In September 2006, Vice President Atiku Abubakar was accused of fraud in a report by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. President Olusegun Obasanjo requested that the Senate evaluate the report.
Ike Ekweremadu pledged to form a committee of inquiry, the findings of which would be delivered to the Senate, but he also acknowledged that it would be challenging to remove the president because it would take a 2/3 vote.
Ike Ekweremadu played a crucial role in calming tensions around Ojo Maduekwe’s contentious appointment to a ministerial seat in July 2007.
Ekweremadu declined to comment when David Edevbie, the principal private secretary to President Umaru Yar’Adua, was purportedly charged with corruption and money laundering in a British court in September 2009. He said he was unaware of the details.
Ekweremadu was appointed co-chairman of a committee in September 2009 to oversee the holding of the primary elections for the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate for Anambra State.
He was chosen to oversee the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ad hoc commission in September 2009 to push for the restoration of constitutional order in the Niger Republic.
In August 2011, after being chosen as the ECOWAS Parliament’s First Deputy Speaker, he was elected Speaker.
Attack in Nuremberg, Germany
Ekweremadu was attacked violently on August 17, 2019, while attending the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention hosted by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nuremberg.
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) stormed the event’s location and started questioning Ekweremadu about the deaths of Igbos during Operation Crocodile Smile and Python Dance. They also questioned Ekweremadu over his alleged involvement in the ban on IPOB in Nigeria. Ekweremadu was forcibly dragged from the arena, attacked, and dehumanized.
Ike Ekweremadu Charged With Organ Harvest in the UK
Ike Ekweremadu and his wife were accused of conspiring to organize the entry of an alleged 21-year-old from Lagos into the UK in order to harvest organs on June 23, 2022, before the UK Magistrate’s Court.
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