UK jails Ekweremadu, wife and doctor for kidney harvesting
A UK court sentenced former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu to nine years and eight months in jail for plotting to harvest a man’s kidney for his sick daughter.
Meanwhile, Ekweremadu’s wife, Beatrice, was handed a four-year, six-month sentence, while Obinna Obeta, a medical doctor, got a 10-year sentence for the same offence.
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Recall that the trio of Ekweremadu, Beatrice and Obeta were convicted of conspiracy to arrange the travel of a young Nigerian man identified as David Nwamini to Britain in order to exploit him for his kidneys.
The organ was needed for Ekweremadu’s sick daughter, Sonia.
Their trial lasted for six weeks and their conviction at the Old Bailey.
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