BREAKING: Senator Ekweremadu Sentenced To 10 Years, Wife, Doctor also jailed in UK
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife and a medical “middleman” have been jailed for conspiring to traffic a market trader to the UK to harvest his kidney.
Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and 25-year-old daughter Sonia stood trial accused of a conspiracy to bring the man to Britain from Lagos for his organ.
Their daughter, Sonia Ekweremadu – who has a serious kidney condition – wept as she was cleared of the same charge.
At a sentencing hearing on Friday, Ekweremadu was jailed for nine years and eight months, his wife Beatrice was sentenced to four years and six months in prison, while Obeta received a 10-year prison term.
The Judge, Mr Johnson, told the defendants: “In each of your cases the offence you committed is so serious that neither a fine nor a community sentence can be justified.”