The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, today escaped being lynched by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Nürnberg, Germany.
Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu West in the Senate was reportedly at Nürnberg for New Yam festival in the German city.
According to Radio Biafra, “Senator Ike Ekweremadu escaped being lynched by frustrated IPOB family members in Germany. He was seriously questioned and accused of conspiring with Nigeria government in proscribing and killing of hundreds of unarmed IPOB family members in Nigeria.”
In one of the videos on the Facebook page, Police were called to restore order to the situation.
Reacting to the incident, the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, condemned the attack on the Senator Ekweremadu.
Ohanaeze called on the German law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice.
It described the assault on Senator Ekweremadu as a disgrace.
In a statement, the President General of Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo, said, “The assault on Ekweremadu by Igbos in Germany, described as IPOB, is disappointing, grotesque and dangerous for Igbo solidarity.
“This violent, rude, impertinent, divisive and discourteous style of IPOB or IPOB-instigated miscreants is damaging to our cause. It strengthens the case of those who describe them as terrorists and weaken our case against the infringement of our fundamental human rights.”
Nwodo added, “Ekweremadu negotiated the sureties and securities for Nnamdi Kanu’s release on bail. He does not deserve this picketing and disgrace. A disgrace to him is a disgrace to Igbo race.
“Whilst I condemn the attack on our revered son and leader, I call on the law enforcement agencies in Germany to bring to book the perpetrators of this despicable act. It is un-Igbo. It is disgraceful.”