BREAKING: UK Court Finds Ekweremadu, Wife, Daughter Guilty of Organ Trafficking

BREAKING: UK Court Finds Ekweremadu, Wife, Daughter Guilty of Organ Trafficking

  • The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, also known as the Old Bailey Court, has convicted Senator Ike Ekweremadu of organ trafficking
  • According to reports, the court's jury found his wife Beatrice and daughter Sonia guilty of the same offence
  • It was gathered that the conviction of the Ekweremadus was the first-ever under the statutory provision of the Modern Slavery Act of the United Kingdom

PAY ATTENTION: See you at Media Literacy Webinar! Register for free now!

United Kingdom, London - Embattled former deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and daughter Sonia have been found guilty of organ trafficking by a Magistrate Court in the United Kingdom.

As reported by TheCable, the doctor involved in the scheme was also found guilty by the court.

Ike Ekweremadu
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice and his daughter Sonia were all convicted under the statutory stipulation of the Modern Slavery Act of the United Kingdom. Photo: Senator Ike Ekweremadu
Source: Twitter

It was gathered that the convicted conspired to bring the victim to the UK, take advantage of his ignorance and harvest his kidney.

Read also

Wike finally reveals what happened in Saraki’s house after he recommended Obi as Atiku’s running mate

According to Channels TV, the verdict is the first of its kind under the statutory stipulations of the Modern Slavery Act of the United Kingdom.

PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Please reach us through!

Senator Ekweremadu, his wife and his sick daughter have been on trial in the UK for months for alleged organ harvesting.

The trio were arrested in 2022 for smuggling a boy to the UK whose kidney was supposed to be harvested to replace that of the ailing Sonia.

It was also gathered that the young boy whose kidney was supposed to be harvested was falsely presented as Sonia's cousin at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

As reported by the Punch Newspaper, the illness was said to have led to Sonia dropping out of her master’s degree program in film at Newcastle University.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor, Hugh Davies KC, told the court that the Ekweremadus and Obeta had treated the man and other potential donors as “disposable assets – spare parts for reward.”

Read also

Prophecy: Odumeje clarifies "death revelations" and his ministration

He said they entered an “emotionally cold commercial transaction” with the man, The Guardian UK report added.

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

He said Ekweremadu

“...agreed to reward someone for a kidney for his daughter – somebody in circumstances of poverty and from whom he distanced himself and made no inquiries, and with whom, for his own political protection, he wanted no direct contact.”

Davies added:

“What he agreed to do was not simply expedient in the clinical interests of his daughter, Sonia, it was exploitation, it was criminal. It is no defence to say he acted out of love for his daughter. Her clinical needs cannot come at the expense of the exploitation of somebody in poverty.”

London court trial: Trouble for Ekweremadu as wife denies involvement in search for kidney donor

Before the verdict of the UK court, Beatrice, the wife of the embattled former Deputy Senate President, made a fresh confession in court.

Read also

Security man returns purse filled with cash and other valuables, gets commendation from University of Ibadan

In the court session, Beatrice told the court that she was unaware of the search for a kidney donor for her ailing daughter.

The lawmaker revealed to the court that he found out their daughter had a kidney problem when she fell sick in 2019.


Online view pixel