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Organ Harvesting Plot: Ekweremadu Gets More Than 9 Years in UK Jail, Wife and Doctor Also Sentenced

His wife got 6 years while the doctor got 10 years.

Nigerian Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, Beatrice Ekweremadu, and medical doctor, Obinna Obeta, have all been handed prison sentences by a UK court, following their conviction for organ trafficking in March.

Senator Ike was sentenced to 9 years and 8 months, while his wife, Beatrice, was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Obeta was sentenced to 10 years and 6 months in prison. 

The trio of Ekweremadu, Beatrice and Obeta were convicted of conspiracy to arrange the travel of a young Nigerian man who was identified as David Nwamini to Britain in order to exploit him for his kidney.

The organ was needed for Ekweremadu’s sick daughter, Sonia.

The Prosecutor, Hugh Davies told the jury that the behaviour of Ekweremadu showed “entitlement, dishonesty and hypocrisy”.

Ekweremadu and wife, Beatrice denied the charge. They denied any knowledge of the alleged conspiracy, stating to the court that they were victims of a scam

Obeta, on his part also denied the charge, claiming that the man was not offered a reward for his kidney and was acting selflessly.

Meanwhile, the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had written to the British authorities pleading on behalf of the legislator to temper justice with mercy, while delivering the sentence.

Also, Igbo socio cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo, the Nigerian Senate, the House of Representatives and the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission had joined the fray asking the British Authorities for leniency on the embattled lawmaker.

Details later…

Chioma Kalu

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