Ekweremadu's Daughter Sonia Breaks Silence as UK Court Sends Father, Mother to Jail, Emotional Video Emerges
- Sonia Ekweremadu, the daughter of Ike and Beatrice Ekweremadu, has opened up on her parent's sentencing
- Earlier on Friday, May 5, a UK Magistrate sentenced Senator Ike and Beatrice Ekweremadu to 10 years and four years imprisonment, respectively
- The 25-year-old Sonia, suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome, said the court's decision hurt her
Following the conviction and sentencing of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and a doctor, Sonia, their 25-year-old daughter has opened up on the ordeals of her parent.
On Friday, May 5, a UK Magistrate sentenced Senator Ekweremadu to 10 years jail term while his wife Beatrice bagged four years after the court found them guilty of organ trafficking, haven contravened the Modern Slavery Act for illegally smuggling a 22-year-old from Nigeria to use his kidney to replace Sonia's.
During an interview with BBC Pidgin shortly after her father's sentence, Sonia revealed how devastated and broken she was after her parents were handed the sentence.
She stated that the judgment was unfair as she quickly noted that her reasons were from a biased point of view as their daughter and that she would always defend her parents no matter what.
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When asked by the anchor about her take on the verdict, Sonia said:
"It's sad. It's been really hard to wrap my head around it. I understand the conviction. Personally, I disagree with it; however, that's from a very biased perspective as their daughter, and I would obviously back my parents.
"However, the law has taken its course, and we just have to now move forward as a family."
UK Court Sentences Ekweremadu to 10 Years in Prison for Organ Trafficking Plot
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife Beatrice, and a doctor were found to have broken the Modern Slavery Act when they tried to use a young man for his kidney, the UK court confirmed.
In a fresh verdict on Friday, May 5th, the Old Bailey has finally given its verdict as it sentenced the embattled former lawmaker to nine years and eight months in prison.
Beatrice, Ekweremadu's wife, bagged four years six months jail term while the doctor who assisted them in the plot got a 10 years jail term.