Former Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremmadu has been sentenced to 9 years and 8 months in prison by a UK court, alongside his wife and a medical middleman.
He was found guilty in a landmark modern slavery case for his involvement in a plot to traffic a young man to the UK to harvest his organs for his sick daughter. Along with his wife and a medical middleman, they were found guilty in March at the Old Bailey.
The victim, a poor street trader in Lagos, was brought to the UK to provide a kidney for the Ekweremmadu’s daughter, but he fled in fear and reported what happened to the police
During the televised sentencing, Justice Johnson acknowledged Ike Ekweremmadu’s substantial fall from grace as he handed down the sentence. Beatrice Ekweremmadu, the wife of Ike Ekweremmadu, received a sentence of four years and six months, while Obeta was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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