The Nigerian Senate has resolved to send a delegation of its committee on foreign affairs to London to see former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the upper chamber was called out.
The delegation will leave for the UK in two days.
The Senate also mandated its committee on foreign affairs to engage with the British High Commission to “find more details on the case as far as the Commission is involved.”
Ahmad Lawan, the Senate President, made this known at the end of a closed door session on Wednesday.
At the end of the executive session which lasted about an hour, Mr Lawan announced that the lawmakers were briefed on the arrest of their colleague, Mr Ekweremadu, in London.
He said he had a personal engagement with Nigerian High Commissioner to Britain “who has done so well to establish contact with Mr Ekweremadu – who has been able to get his team to be in the court in Uxbridge where he was taken to.”
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, had expressed concerned over the situation with the lawmaker and his wife.
Speaking at a plenary session on Tuesday, Gbajabiamila asked the Nigerian High Commission in the UK to avail Ekweremadu all the support he requires.
The speaker said he is in contact with the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK to ensure that all resources needed for the defense of the Ekweremadus are made available to them, considering that allegations do not equal judgement.