Just in: UK Court Jail Ekweremadu, Wife, Doctor Jailed For Organ

UK Court Jail Ekweremadu

Former deputy Senate president of Nigeria,  Ekweremadu was given a nine-year, eight-month prison sentence; his wife, Beatrice, was given a four-year, six-month sentence; and Obeta was given a ten-year sentence.

The punishment follows their conviction in March for flying a Nigerian man in so they could get his kidney for the couple’s ill daughter, Sonia.

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In a Friday sentencing session, Ekweremadu was given a nine years and eight months in prison sentence, his wife Beatrice received a four years and six months in prison sentence, and Obeta was given a ten years in prison sentence.

Following their conviction for organ trafficking in March, they were sentenced. Sonia, the ill daughter of the Ekweremadus, was exonerated of all charges.

Following their involvement in helping a young Nigerian man enter the country in order to donate his kidney to Sonia, the three were convicted guilty of their crimes.

UK Court Jail Ekweremadu

The jury found that Ekweremadu, his wife, and their doctor had illegally planned to go to London with the 21-year-old street vendor from Lagos in order to swap him for a kidney.

According to the 2015 Modern Slavery Act of the UK, the judgment is regarded as the first of its type.

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