The Nigerian embassy in Germany on Monday, August 19, said that the attackers of former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, would be prosecuted under German laws.
Members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday beat up the Enugu senator as he arrived to speak at the event.
Under German laws, physical assaults are punishable by fines or imprisonments of up to 10 years, depending on the gravity.
In a statement on Monday evening, the embassy assured they will be prosecuted to serve as deterrence to others planning such assault.
The statement reads: “The Embassy of Nigeria, Berlin, Germany wishes to react to viral videos of a vicious physical attack on the immediate past Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate and serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu, by some members an illegal and terrorist entity named Indigenous Peoples of Biafra ( POB) in Nuremberg on 17th August 2019.