Former Nigerian Senator, Wife Jailed for Organ-Harvest Plot in UK

Nigeria's former senate president Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and a medical doctor Obinna Obeta (who acted as the middleman) were have been jailed over an organ harvesting plot involving a young man who was trafficked to the UK for his kidney.

The UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Ike Ekweremadu was sentenced to nine years and eight months. The court also sentenced Mrs Ekweremadu to four years and six months in prison while the doctor was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Doctor Obinna's medical license was suspended.

The three were found guilty in March 2023 of trafficking a 21-year-old street trader to the UK to provide a kidney for the Ekweremadus' daughter Sonia, who according to the CPS statement suffers from deteriorating kidneys and needs regular dialysis.


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