Ike Ekweremadu, the former Nigerian Deputy Senate President and wife, Beatrice have been found guilty in the Britain court for o organ trafficking. The “medical doctor, Dr. Obinna Obeta, was also found guilty of facilitating the travel of a young man to Britain with a view to his exploitation after a six-week trial at the Old Bailey.”
Ike Ekweremadu, and wife “criminally conspired to bring the 21-year-old Lagos street trader to London to exploit him for his kidney, the jury found” .them guilty under the Modern Slavery Act.
“The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been offered an illegal reward to become a donor for the senator’s daughter after kidney disease forced her to drop out of a master’s degree in film at Newcastle University, the court heard. Sonia Ekweremadu was found not guilty.”
“In February 2022 the man was falsely presented to a private renal unit at Royal Free hospital in London as Sonia’s cousin in a failed attempt to persuade medics to carry out an £80,000 transplant. For a fee, a medical secretary at the hospital acted as an Igbo translator between the man and the doctors to help try to convince them he was an altruistic donor, the court heard.
The prosecutor Hugh Davies KC told the court the Ekweremadus and Obeta had treated the man and other potential donors as “disposable assets – spare parts for reward”. He said they entered an “emotionally cold commercial transaction” with the man.”