UK court convicts Ekwerwmadu, wife of organ harvesting


Former Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice were on Thursday found guilty by an Old Bailey Court in London, of plotting to exploit a Lagos street trader by bringing him to the United Kingdom and harvesting his kidney for his unwell daughter.

Senator Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and medical “middleman” Dr Obinna Obeta, 50, were found guilty of conspiring to exploit a young man from Lagos for his body part. The Ekweremadus’ daughter Sonia, 25, wept as she was cleared of the same charge on Thursday. Following the guilty verdicts, Mr Justice Johnson remanded the defendants into custody to be sentenced on 5 May.


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