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Ekweremadu, His Wife And The Doctor Sentence Today By UK Court

The former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, Beatrice and the  medical doctor, Obinna Obeta will be sentenced today, Friday by the UK court, following the conviction for organ trafficking in March. The verdict is to be first of it’s kind under Modern Slavery Act.

It could be recalled that Ekweremadu, Beatrice and Obeta were found guilty of deceiving a young man who is identify as David Nwamini and arranging his travel to Britain in order to exploit him for his kidney, since Ekweremadu’s daughter needed a kidney transplant. The trial which lasted for 6 weeks took place at the Old Bailey, London’s Central Criminal Court.

The Lawyer, Hugh Davies, who is on the prosecutor side told the jury that the behaviour of Ekweremadu showed “entitlement, dishonesty and hypocrisy”. However Ekweremadu, his wife and the doctor denied the knowledge of the conspiracy and charges. They went further to tell the court that they are the victim of scam. On the part of the doctor, Obeta, he said that the young man was not offered a reward for his kidney and actually volunteered his kidney. 

However, Ekweremadu, Beatrice and Obeta were found guilty of organ trafficking and their sentence will take place today. There have been many pleads to the UK government to be lenient and tamper justice with mercy by some Nigeria dignitaries. some of these dignitaries are the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the Igbo socio cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo, the Nigerian Senate, the House of Representatives and the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) are all pleading with the UK government to tamper justice with mercy.

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